What do you think of this Answer? And if you're below the age of consent, sex with someone your age could land him in to jail. Escher claimed that when he was looking for a wife ca. When I was 18 years old I was dating a 14 year old and my mother told me that even if we were just dating it was considered statutory rape. They moved from Texas to Florida and tried living together but broke up. We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex. The relationship progressed and he obviously turned 18 and she 16. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents? I will be turning 18 and she will turn 17.Next
To read the chart, go to the position along the x-axis which corresponds to your age, and the green range between the black and red lines directly above that position corresponds to the range of your partner's ages which is deemed acceptable by the rule. His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care. Can she still sue for statuory rape? The area between the blue and red lines shows where you are the older partner in the half-age-plus-seven calculation, while the area between the black and blue lines shows where you are the younger partner. Anyone can press charges against you for statutory rape in California, because she will still be younger than 18. According to this rule, the age of the younger person should not be less than half the age of the older person plus seven years, so that for example no one older than 65 should be in a relationship with anyone younger than 39 and a half, no one older than 22 should be in a relationship with anyone younger than 18, and no one under 14 years of age should be in a relationship at all.Next
We just wanted a relationship that was strictly just spending time together and sharing our days. I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it. In many other American states, it would be. A 25-year old has already passed those milestones, and he is probably exposed to many situations that you are not legally ready to experience. Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16. Similarly, in his autobiography, 1843-1939, father of famous artist M. .Next
In some countries this may not be legally possible; if so: I grant anyone the right to use this work for any purpose, without any conditions, unless such conditions are required by law. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. Now he's going to be 20 and she, 18. We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Is it legal for a 16 year old to be with a 23 year old? If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a , and not a , because you are less than three years older than she is. They had consentual sex throughout the relationship and got pregnant.Next
Dear Panel, My younger brother got involved in a serious relationship when he was 17. You will change and mature as you pass those milestones and deal with the temptations those milestones allow you. Dear Panel, I live in Maine, and I'm a little confused about the statutory rape laws. Could you please tell me everything and maybe show me laws to give me a little more confidence? Author AnonMoos Other versions File:Half Your Age Plus Seven Graph. 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.Next
If we had sex would it be unlawful? Answers: Dear Reader, We've received more questions about statutory rape concerning age-gap distinctions, so I'll try to answer what I didn't cover in the Now, I'm not a lawyer; I'm a web wonk. Now she's moving back to Texas. Dear Panel, I am a 21 year old female. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a , which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a. Now I am 21 years old and I like a 17 year old Christian.Next
What part of this answer are you reacting to? 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. You should find out the , and proceed with caution. Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited. And people only slightly older than 14 should only be involved with those almost exactly the same age as themselves. Dear Panel, Me and this guy have been talking and we really like each other, but I am 17 and he is 25. Text was converted to paths to improve display unconverted, the file would have been only 5kb. If he is known to be alone with you while you are dating, he may be vulnerable to charges and allegations of statutory rape.Next
Confused female, age 17 Cynth Answers: Dear Confused, If you are a teenager, age will always matter! Jeff male, age 17, California Cynth Answers: Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details may not fully reflect the modified file. From another point of view, the chart can be interpreted as saying that there should not be an age disparity of as much as five years unless the younger person has an age of 19 or more, a ten-year disparity should exist only if the younger person has an age of 24 or more, and a twenty-year disparity should occur only if the younger person has an age of 34 or more. A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have. She can sue him, however, for damages caused by physical, mental and psycholgical distress from having to endure a sexual relationship, a pregnancy, a major move, and maybe motherhood, adoption, or abortion you didn't specify what they did about her pregnancy while being so young.Next
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