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Third-degree criminal sexual conduct is sexual penetration with (1) a victim under age 13 and an actor no more than 36 months older or (2) a victim age 13 to 16 and an actor more than 24 months older.
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In Connecticut, the age of consent to engage in sexual activity is 16 years old.
However, if the defendant holds a position of authority over the victim, such as a coach or teacher, then the age of consent rises to 18 years or older.
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Most states do not refer specifically to statutory rape; instead they use designations such as sexual assault and sexual abuse to identify prohibited activity.