Dating younger girl illegal

Anyone can press charges against you for statutory rape in California, because she will still be younger than 18.

If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a misdemeanor, and not a felony, because you are less than three years older than she is.

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. – Confused in Kansas feamle, age 21, USA Dear Confused in Kansas, Dating (without sex) is legal regardless of your age. Your mother might have been scaring you because she is alarmed that you show a pattern of dating children when you're supposed to be an adult.

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"He seemed so eloquent and sweet—just a nice, active boy." The pair met for their first date in a bookstore.

"He was standing near one of my favorite architecture books.

I can't tell you "everything" because I don't know everything, but I researched the relevant California penal codes at Ageof

A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have.

They had consentual sex throughout the relationship and got pregnant. But Texas has an "affirmative defense to prosecution" clause, tried in 1999, which may consider the act "not a criminal offense" because he is less than three years older than she is.

They moved from Texas to Florida and tried living together but broke up. She can sue him, however, for damages caused by physical, mental and psycholgical distress from having to endure a sexual relationship, a pregnancy, a major move, and maybe motherhood, adoption, or abortion (you didn't specify what they did about her pregnancy) while being so young. When I was 18 years old I was dating a 14 year old and my mother told me that even if we were just dating it was considered statutory rape.His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. – Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18."Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.

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