Sexual activity can also be considered exploitative based on the nature and circumstances of the relationship, e.g., the young person’s age, the age difference between the young person and their partner, how the relationship developed (quickly, secretly, or over the Internet) and how the partner may have controlled or influenced the young person.The and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.This means that anyone who engages in sexual activity with someone under the age of consent in Louisiana is liable for prosecution, including people only a few years older then their sexual partner and even two individuals who are both under the age of consent.The Age of Consent is the age at which a person is deemed by Louisiana law to be capable of consenting to, and engaging in, sexual acts.
However, the age of consent is 18 years where the sexual activity "exploits" the young person when it involves prostitution, pornography or occurs in a relationship of authority, trust or dependency (e.g., with a teacher, coach or babysitter).
This page explains the details of age of consent and the exceptions.
Note: The information below is not intended to be legal advice.
Different countries have different laws regarding the age of consent. Most jurisdictions allow minors above a certain age to marry with parental and/or government permission.
In jurisdictions which allow this, a minor who is married is an exception to the law.