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Arizona Revised Statute 13-1405 states that engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person who is under eighteen years of age in Arizona is a felony crime. Sexual conduct with a minor who is under fifteen years of age is considered a class 2 felony crime and is punishable with a minimum of 13 years in prison. Sexual conduct with a minor who is 12 years of age or younger is punishable with life imprisonment under section 13-705.
Meanwhile, sexual contact with a minor who is 15, 16 or 17 years of age, is considered a class 6 felony in Arizona and punishable with at least six months in prison.
He should be careful as it could be an issue.
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