Q&A: Minor Laws in Mexico?

Question by Nacho: Minor Laws in Mexico?
My fourteen year old cousin was on a trip to Mexico about a year ago and he willingly had sex with a nineteen year old. Is that legal in Mexico, for a minor and an adult to have sex?

Best answer:

Answer by Kate
Looks legal.

“The age of consent in Mexico is complex. Typically, Mexican states have a “primary” age of consent (which may be as low as 12), and sexual conduct with children below that age is always illegal. Sexual relations between adults and teenagers are left in a legal gray area: laws against adults “corrupting” minors may be used sometimes to punish such sexual encounters, as well as laws against engaging in sexual relations with “chaste and honest” teenage girls by means of “seduction”. These laws are situational and are subject to interpretation.”

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