However, federal child labor laws prohibit certain types of employment for anyone under 18 years of age.
In North Dakota, the age of consent for sexual intercourse is 18 years old.
This applies to both males and females, and to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct.
Essentially, the offender does not have a defense where the child is under 15 years of age.
It does not matter that the offender believed, no matter how reasonably, that the child was 15 or older.
If you're not having sex, then everything is fine.