18 years old
In California , the age of consent is 18 . For example, if a teenager is 17- years -of- age or younger, he or she cannot legally consent to sexual activity. Therefore, if an adult age 18 or older has sex with someone who is 17 or younger, they can face criminal charges under California’s statutory rape law.
Yes, so long as the relationship is not sexual. If they have sexual intercourse, the 21 – year – old can face criminal charges for statutory rape if they are not married. The penalties for statutory rape carry up to 3 years in jail. This law allows minors of similar ages to engage in consensual sexual activity.
As you seem to be aware, non-sexual dating would be legal in California between a 21 year old and a 16 year old . There might be exposure under other laws such as “contributing to the delinquency of a minor” but no unlawful sexual
It is not illegal to date a minor (person under 18 years old ), but it is illegal to have sexual relations with a minor. So you can date , but the safest approach is to wait for any sexual contact until the 17 year old is 18.
Well, there is no Law that states you cannot date someone under 18. In fact I dated a 16yr old when I was 19. But that’s a bit different with a 3yr age gap. However, Legally in the United States, both people must be 18 or older to engage in sexual activity.
In Most states Kissing is not a crime unless it in a sexual manner, that is interpreted by the actions and if the minor party consents, if they consent there is no legal action, but if they do not consent then it sexual crime, you have to look at your state for the proper criminal code and definition…
Romeo and Juliet laws say it is not always a crime to have sex with a minor. Such laws generally allow someone over 14 to consent to sex, but only with someone who is no more than three years older. California does not have a Romeo and Juliet law . In California , it is illegal for anyone to engage in sex with a minor.
A: It’s legal for anyone to ” date ” anyone else. The law is not concerned with dating, but is concerned with sex. It is technically legal for a 22 year old to have a sexual relationship with a 17 year old ; however, it still not a good idea. First, a 17 year old is still a minor.
Is it legal for a 17 year old to date a 21 year old ? Absolutely. There is no law that prevents the two of you from dating (as in going to the movies, walking in the park, etc). However, if what you’re really asking is if it’s legal for a 17 year old to have sex with a 21 year old the answer is “It depends”.
What is the “age of consent” in California ? 18 years of age. Note that every state in the United States has an “age of consent” law. These laws determine the legal age that someone must be to “consent” to sexual intercourse.
— California Penal Code section 647.6. Under section 647.6 of the California Penal Code it is a crime for any person to “annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age.”