Police caught a Catholic priest engaging in a sexual act with a 15 year old boy on the Penn State Scranton campus in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, on September 19, 2013. Various sex offense charges have been filed against Rev. W. Jeffrey Paulish including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, indecent exposure and corruption of minors.
There have been no shortage of utterly absurd laws in the United States criminalizing sexual activity between consenting adults, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Pennsylvania once had an offense known as "voluntary deviate sexual intercourse," with "deviate sexual intercourse" being defined as oral or anal sex. This was distinguished from "involuntary deviate sexual intercourse," which entails oral or anal sex without a victim's consent, or in situations where a person under age 16 factually consents, but is too young to legally consent to any form of sex with someone more than four years older.