Records show that 3,850 children between 14 and 18 were married in the state from 2000 through 2010.
Eighty-four percent were girls, but the two 14-year-olds who married in 2010 were boys. Cuomo made it clear he would sign the bill quickly.
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Similarly, Criminal Sexual Act in the Third Degree (Penal Law Section 130.40) makes it a Class E felony for a person older than twenty-one to engage in oral or anal sexual contact with a person under the age of seventeen.
Rape in the Second Degree (Penal Law Section 130.30) is a more serious Class D felony and applies to individuals over the age of eighteen that engage in sexual intercourse with people younger than fifteen years old, and Criminal Sexual Act in the Second Degree (Penal Law Section 130.45) also makes it a Class D felony for a person older than eighteen to engage in oral or anal sexual contact with a person younger than fifteen.