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I it legal for a 15 year old who will be sixteen in 2 1/2 months to date a 20 year old

Discussion in 'Juvenile Crime, Law & Court' started by Elen., Apr 5, 2016.

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  1. Elen.

    Elen. Law Topic Starter Guest

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    With parent consent can a 15 soon to be sixteen year old girl date a man who just turned twenty.
     
  2. d1amund

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    Date, as in goto a movie, or date as in perform any type of sexual acts? If the latter...look here, find your state and see if your questionable boyfriend has jail time in his future.

    Statutory Rape Laws by State
     
  3. cbg

    cbg Super Moderator

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    It depends on your definition of "date". If "date" means hang out at the mall, the movies and the local Burger King, you're fine AS LONG AS THE 15 YEAR OLD'S PARENTS AGREE (and the same goes after she turns 16). If "date" implies sexual contact, not limited to intercourse, the the answer is not only No but Hell No.
     
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    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    The girl would have to be incredibly stupid as would the parents who approved it and the man would have to be a low life.
     
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    You answered the question yourself. Can a soon 16 year old GIRL date a MAN..... You see a women should date a MAN. Not a girl.... The male will get a criminal history if it continues.
     
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    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    There are no laws that define or restrict :dating" its when sex or sexual contact occurs (does not have to be physical) that the law steps in. the parents of minor have much to lose by allowing this. Legal or not this would not be a wise decision on parents part.
     
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    I haven't read the laws in the jurisdiction.

    Well then, isn't it a good thing for the poster that I have, and therefore was able to give her an answer based on a law and not a guess?
     
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    I didn't read the whole statute. Just the Coles notes version that states a close in age exemption of fours years older over a 16 year old. Skipped the part about positions of authority, etc. The relevant part that at 16 the close in age exemption is up to four years older. 16-20= 4 years. At 16 he is legally able. From 15 its two years. Currently no, he'd need to be 17. So not a guess more of answer based on the part of law that matters.
     
  9. army judge

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    Don't respond to threads that are several weeks, and/or months old.
    There are topics being discussed within the past 7-10 days, which are okay.
    Otherwise, leave the dead threads alone.
    Thank you.
     
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    But the OP isn't 16 yet and the young man in question is already 20. So, more than four years and your close in age exemption does not apply.
     

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