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if kids are the same age can they get locked up for haveing sex?

my friend said that if a girl and boy who are the same age have sex the guy can get locked up. both of the kids or under 18. i never heard that i only heard if the guy is over 18 and the girl is under 18 then the guy can get locked up. so is this true can a guy have sex with a girl his age(both are under the age of 18) and get locked up for it.


Asked by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Jun. 22, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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Answers (8)
  • Most states are 16. I found this graph though.. USA is at the bottom..

    Answer by amy31308 at 4:02 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • Not typically. It IS, in most states, illegal. ...but chances are they are not going to go to juvinelle facility.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 3:58 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • I've only ever heard of it in the case that there is a 3 or 5 year age difference between the minors (depends on the state). Then it can be statutory rape. They can't make SEX illegal, but they can define age limits.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • There also have been cases where just sending suggestive pictures and such can get both recipients sent to jail, even if they were the same age and both underage. I think that it all depends on whether the girl's family presses charges or not, honestly.

    Answer by Emuu at 4:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • I don't know if any state could have a different age of consent for girls and boys in this era.

    Answer by SWasson at 4:00 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • no its not illegal even if one was 16 and the other was 18 they wouldnt do anything about it or 17 and 19 because its a 2 year limitation now if its like 16 and 20 then they can face some serious trouble

    Answer by Dom123123 at 4:01 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • You would have to look into the laws of your state.

    Answer by louise2 at 4:02 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

  • And actually I've read before that its a 4 years age difference not 2 years, Down to 16.

    Answer by amy31308 at 4:03 PM on Jun. 22, 2009

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