A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have.
Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a story from one of our readers illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited.
In many other American states, it would be illegal. You will change and mature as you pass those milestones and deal with the temptations those milestones allow you.
This page lists the most applicable state crimes addressing stalking.However, depending on the facts of the case, a stalker might also be charged with other crimes, such as trespassing, intimidation of a witness, breaking and entering, etc.Now I am 21 years old and I like a 17 year old Christian.I want to know if just dating him is illegal or if my mom was just trying to scare me because she didn't like the other guy. Confused in Kansas feamle, age 21, USA Dear Confused in Kansas, Dating (without sex) is legal regardless of your age. Your mother might have been scaring you because she is alarmed that you show a pattern of dating children when you're supposed to be an adult.And if you're below the age of consent, sex with someone your age could land him in to jail.
If he is known to be alone with you while you are dating, he may be vulnerable to charges and allegations of statutory rape.
Legal separation can mean different things in different states, so it should come as no surprise that the laws regarding dating after legal separation are also somewhat inconsistent.
To further complicate matters, the Uniform Code of Military Justice has its own laws regarding adultery among members of the United States military.
"Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.
Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.
We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?