UPDATE they are now engaged.....I just met my 18 year old DS's 14 year old gf.....ETA It is NOT illegal
He is 18. I didnt even know what to say. I thought she looked young but I didn't realize how young she was until I asked. I had a very long talk with DS trying to understand what he is thinking. I talked about how his life can be ruined over it. He was saying it wasn't illegal because of a close in age exception but it is still stupid.I am so disappointed in himI am trying to find in the law where it is illegal so I can show him. So far it says you can get in trouble if you are MORE than 4 years which he isnt. Help!http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/ByArticle/Chapter_14/Article_7A.html
UPDATE: My DS just told me that they got engaged. Ugh this just keeps getting worse and worse
ETA: it seems that it is legal. I feel so disapointed in him. I dont know why he thinks it is okay. I would understand more if he was a senior in HS but he isnt. He lives on his own. He actually is in his second year at college. Before now I have always been so proud of him and always thought he was very mature. Now idk how to feel.
ETA 2: for those of you who cant read. It is legal in my state. Her parents can not press charges
For those who still can not read.... 4 years older is okay. More than 4 is not. She will turn 15 before he turns 19. I have talked to a lawyer and the police about it.