In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.
Individuals aged 16 or younger in Colorado are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.
Except as otherwise provided in division (B)(4) of this section, if the offender is ten or more years older than the other person, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is a felony of the third degree.
The law in New Zealand does not totally prohibit someone who is under the age of sixteen engaging in a non-sexual relationship with an adult.
The term statutory rape generally refers to sex between an adult and a sexually mature minor past the age of puberty.