Legal age difference for dating
Dear Reader, We've received more questions about statutory rape concerning age-gap distinctions, so I'll try to answer what I didn't cover in the previous article on statutory rape. Dear Panel, If a minor has sex with a minor for example: a 17 year guy having sex with a 17 year old girl is that statutory rape since they are both of "legal" age to have sex?
Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.
A person who is caring for you or supervising you, like a teacher, youth worker or foster carer, can't have sex with you or sexually touch you or perform a sexual act in front of you, even if you agree, unless they are married to you.
However, it is not an offence if the person honestly believed you were 18 or older.
Individuals are encouraged to check the currency of any information that is provided by contacting relevant departments or organisations.
This sheet is designed to inform practitioners and researchers of age of consent legislation in Australia.
Could you please tell me everything and maybe show me laws to give me a little more confidence? Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true.
If you require assistance or would like to talk to a trained professional about the issues described in this paper, please call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
If you believe a child is in immediate danger call Police on 000. Information is current up to the date of publication.
Whether your partner is younger or older than you, you may simply have very little in common with their intimates.
After all, if you are a first year in college, you'll probably share very few experiences with people in their 40s.Anyone can press charges against you for statutory rape in California, because she will still be younger than 18.