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Isnt it illegal?

For a 16 year old girl to date anyone over 18? My DH said that once a girl turns 16 it isnt illegal anymore? I said that until she is 18 its illegal, whos correct?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Nov. 29, 2009 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I think it depends on the state. And I don't think dating itself is illegal. The illegal part is having sex with an underage person. The older person is the one commiting the illegal act, male or female.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 9:52 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • A man who is 18 or older can be charged with statutory rape if he has sex with a girl who is younger than 18.

    But dating is not illegal unless you can prove they had sex.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:53 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • dont think its illegal 2 date,but to have sex yes,because she can say he raped her,so both have 2 be careful if they are active.

    Answer by mamacita4two at 9:53 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • It's 17 years old in MI. .... My hubby and I have been together sine I was 14 and he was 19. But for a women/man to consent to sex she/he has to be 17!! It's not Illegal to date a minor!!

    Answer by ali_1107 at 9:56 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Most places the age of consent is 16 if not younger

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:03 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • Where I live the age of consent is 16. BUT a 16 year old can not have sex with a 21 year old. If your more than 4 years older than the minor it is illegal to have sex.

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 10:14 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • IN TEXAS ITS 18 !

    Answer by lightbulbe at 10:53 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • This does vary state by state.....

    Answer by BJoan at 11:02 AM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • in NC the age of consent is 16... in SC it is 14... i believe that GA TN VA Al FL LA are 15...
    never illegal to date- just perform sexual acts. also depends on the age of the other partner... it varies by state, but in most, the older partner can be no more than 4 years older, or it IS illegal, but for a 16 year old to have sex with an 18 year old, in most states is not illegal- also depend on the state, but in SOME the parents can press statutory rape charges. (even if the minor does not wish to- though most states have abolished this law, for obvious reasons).

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:36 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

  • In some states the age is 17, but that isn't concrete in the law system. In most all states it is 18. Before then it is considered illegal.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 1:19 PM on Nov. 29, 2009

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