All crimes that involve sex are cause for concern in the state of Oklahoma. When these crimes involve children, there is a heightened sense of concern due to the age of the child and their inability to give legal consent on matters of a sexual nature. The law outlines the age of consent for certain sexual acts while also stating the penalty for the crime.
In Oklahoma, the age of consent is 16. Statutory rape occurs when a minor has sex with an individual that is at least three years older than the minor and is over the age of 18. If a minor is found to have had oral sex, the male could be charged with forcible oral sodomy. The law applies equally to male and female defendants. The laws for sex crimes also applies to same sex couples.