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Age of sexual consent??

I have a friend (25) who is with somone thats 17 (will be 18 in March)... even tho he is consenting and they want to be together, is it illegal???

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:05 PM on Dec. 9, 2010 in Relationships

Answers (14)
  • Because they are more than 5 years apart, yes it is still illegal.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 9:06 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • It depends on the state. Some states it's just illegal, some the age of consent is 16, some if the person is under age and there is no more than a 4 year age different, it's okay.
    ohwrite

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:07 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • thanks.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:07 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • it's a state law, call the local police
    angevil53

    Answer by angevil53 at 9:08 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Here its illegal if one is under 17 and the other is over 21
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:08 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Depends on the state.... in NJ if they are more than 4 years age difference than it is illegal... if they are within 4 years of age than 16 is the age of consent.... so to answer your question in NJ that would be a no-no. and I have experience with it cause when I was 17 I had a boyfriend that was 24 and my mom had everything lined up to have him arrested but I left him instead.
    Finkette

    Answer by Finkette at 9:09 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • In most of the western states it is illegal. And IMO it's not right for a 25 yr old to even be considering getting with a 16 yr old. He's still in high school (more than likely) and she's old enough to be out of college.
    2murphyboys

    Answer by 2murphyboys at 9:10 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • One more thought. If they are "in love" and it's meant to be then in a year and a half it will still happen. They don't have to break the law to be together.
    2murphyboys

    Answer by 2murphyboys at 9:12 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • 2 years is actually the legal age diff. Its ok legally for a 16 and and 18 yo to be together. ITs also ok for a 17 and 19 yo to be together. If parents want to press charges they can. but a two year age diff is whats actually legal
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 9:14 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Im from NJ and 2 years is the legal age gap
    Steph319

    Answer by Steph319 at 9:15 PM on Dec. 9, 2010

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