“Under the former Criminal Code the age of consent for heterosexuals and lesbians was 16 and for gay men 18 years of age (see Euroletter No. 57)[]. Article 161 of the new Criminal Law "Sexual acts with a person who has not reached the age of 16" provides for imprisonment of up to 4 years for "sexual acts with a person who has not reached the age of 16, where the latter is in material or other dependence on the person comitting [sic] the sexual act, or where such act is committed by a person who has reached the age of 18." Thus the new  Criminal Law does not distinguish between heterosexual and homosexual acts and defines 16 as the minimum age for all sexual acts” (Lavrikovs, 1998a; cf. 1999, 2001).
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