Similarly to some other states, North Dakota allows mistake of fact as to the minor’s age to serve as a defense.
So, if a person is accused of having sex with a minor, he or she may escape punishment if it can be shown that the offender reasonably believed the minor to be an adult.
There are 21 organizations in North Dakota that provide domestic violence services at some level.
A total of 18 organizations have provided complete information about their program to this site for a statewide completion rate of 85%.
This applies to both males and females, and to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct.
Violating age of consent laws is considered statutory rape.
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