You are advised to have counsel at all stages of any legal proceeding, and to speak with your own lawyer in private to get advice about your specific situation. But he did not know how old i was. Is it legal for a 16 year old to be with a 23 year old? And yes, I did ask if the age difference was too big, which was a yes or no question, and I asked how you'd react if it was your daughters. To prevent 21 year old men from preying on 16 year old girls. Padove strongly advises the questioner to confer with an attorney in your state in order to ensure proper advice is received. We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex. A number of state codes specify age ranges outside of which parties cannot consent to sex.
Communicate this with your boyfriend, and have him help you stay on target. You have just shown you aren't as mature as you think you are. This includes touching her butt or breast. Generally, statutory rape laws define the age below which an individual is legally incapable of consenting to sexual activity. Children younger than 12 years of age can never consent to sexual activity with anyone, of any age, regardless of whether they say they do. Maybe you should also look into where that is stemming from. In some, there are limited circumstances in which an offense must be reported.
Nothing wrong with dating her but trying to turn her into a long term girlfriend could just help her miss a time in her life when she least needed to be tied down. Consider consulting with an attorney before taking any further action. You have proven that you aren't mature enough to make sensible adult decisions but saying that you would still date him if your parents told you to stop seeing him. Some states also have laws that look at the age difference between the two people as well as their individual ages. It just looks weird and seems kind of pathetic to me. I am not licensed to practice law in any state other than California and this response is not intended to be considered as a solicitation of legal services. You're right, there aren't many 16 year olds that claim to be mature adults, there aren't even many 18 year olds that are mature adults, but they are not little kids, and they do have good judgment.
At that age she would be more able to at least decide that she wants to pursue an older man. Are you sure that this girl's parents approve? 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. You should find out the , and proceed with caution. In these cases, mandated reporters must notify the proper authorities of suspected abuse regardless of the defendants relationship to the victim. For example, in some of the states where state statutory rape is only a reportable offense if the defendant is someone responsible for the care of the child in question, the reporting requirements make an exception for those cases involving a victim who is below a certain age e. This is true even if both parties believe their participation is voluntary.
This is where your other argument now fails, a mature person listens to other opinions and takes on board advice. All I am saying is that if there is a true future for you it will wait a while. Your parents have a right to be concerned that you and this boy are potentially breaking the law. I just was curious as a parent how you all would take it. But they have not forbid me from seeing him, which would be unreasonable to do anyway because he has not harmed me in anyway or forced me into anything, I have my own mind. So other than legal reasons, why is it a bad thing considering that he treats me great? School, and achieving those academic goals was not my priority any more. And yes, if you are making a mistake, you will learn from it.
This chick I used to date is now dating a 26 year old. They've been together almost a year. My current husband had much the same experience. It is illegal to engage in sexual activities with someone under 13 years of age under all circumstances. I wouldn't want my child to let go of someone that makes them happy, treats them right, and loves them just because of an age difference.
This report is not intended to be a legal document. I am actually the one that chose not to be sexually active yet because of our age difference. The following exhibit illustrates how the age of consent interacts with these three elements. I thought we just weren't meant to be and I couldn't change that, but once he found out I still had feelings for him he asked if I was ready to be in a relationship and I felt I was. Is my boyfriend taking advantage of me? Be aware of that, and move forward the way you think you should.
More often, a states code will address legality of different sexual activities involving minors e. To prevent 21 year old men preying on 16 year old girls. If you have comments concerning the accuracy of the time estimate s or suggestions for improving this form, please write to: U. They don't shoot down every bit of advice. I'm not saying you're wrong, but that's an illogical statement. Criminal laws deal with the legality of sexual acts. The way I see it is that it merely depends on the person.