Legal dating age over 18
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.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.If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a misdemeanor, and not a felony, because you are less than three years older than she is.I can't tell you "everything" because I don't know everything, but I researched the relevant California penal codes at Ageof 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.They moved from Texas to Florida and tried living together but broke up. 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. 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.
If he is known to be alone with you while you are dating, he may be vulnerable to charges and allegations of statutory rape.
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.
We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?
I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.
Thus, if an adult has sex with a minor below the age of consent, the adult may be charged with statutory rape.