There are quite a few threads on here concerning 'Age of Consent' laws. I have yet to see any responses that back up what they are saying with fact and proof, and instead, it seems like everyone is basing their response on their own opinions and personal judgment. That is not to say the responses are incorrect, but they have nothing to back them up and show the person what they mean.
This second link gives a little information on what Age of Consent is and means.
Further research may be needed. Remember that Google is your friend! Do not think you know the law, be safe, and be wise!
Ok time for me to rant now...
I would like to state that I am a 25 year old male, and I'm still a virgin and **** proud of it! I say this because I've seen to many posts saying "All guys want it sex, sex, sex!" and other useless crap. It's not true for all guys. I have had many girlfriends and many opportunities to have sex with them, but I choose not to because I never felt close enough to them.
It is my opinion--and you may disagree with this--that nature intended for a female, who has naturally become able to conceive a child (after her body begins to produce eggs), to have sex and conceive children. From a religious point, this usually means she should be married first, but I do not believe this process has anything to do with age!
I blame society and it's strong emphasis on sex for all the 'sexual predators' in existence. We, as a society, seem to have no value for love and marriage anymore, and all we want is sex. But I think instead of hiding our children from the bad stuff in the world, we should educate them about it so they will know how to make wise decisions when confronted by it.