Actually, any voluntary sexual activity between two 16 year olds could put both of them on the sex offender registration list.
Such sexual activity is a crime for which both could be prosecuted, if there was mutual sexual conduct because the “age of consent” has not been reached.
Prosecution for the examples cited above are rare, but they illustrate the nature of Illinois’ age of consent law.
An arrest and criminal prosecution is much more likely when there is any type of disparity in age.
This means anyone younger than 17 years of age cannot lawfully consent to any type of sex act involving sexual conduct.You can reach us by phone at 815-723-5600 or via e-mail.For your convenience, weekend appointments are available.Sexual conduct is the touching of any sex organ of another.Voluntary sexual activity with someone younger than 17 is not “consensual” sexual activity as far as Illinois law is concerned.