On 18 May 2000, the criminal law was amended:
“Article 161 Sexual acts, pederasty, lesbianism with a person who has not reached the age of 16 –
“Sexual acts, pederasty, lesbianism or other forms of unnatural sexual gratification with a person who has not reached the age of 16 and who is in a situation of material or other dependence on the offender, or such acts committed by a person of full age [i.e. age of majority, in Latvia 18], shall be punishable with imprisonment for up to four years.” [R1.1].
Sexual activity between a person between 14 (the age from which a person can be held criminally responsible) and 18 on the one hand and a person who has reached the age of 14 but not reached the age of 16 on the other constitutes a criminal offence only when there is material or other dependency between these persons.”
Any sexual acts with a person who has not reached the age of 14 is punishable.