Can a 16 year old date someone 10 years older?
Federal law makes it criminal to engage in a sexual act with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than you. Some states, such as California and New York, set an age at which all sexual intercourse is considered statutory rape.
Can a minor date an older person?
Yes, so long as the relationship is not sexual. If they have sexual intercourse, the 21-year-old can face criminal charges for statutory rape if they are not married. The penalties for statutory rape carry up to 3 years in jail. This law allows minors of similar ages to engage in consensual sexual activity.
Whats the youngest age a 18 year old can date?
He can legally date a 1-month-old baby if the babys parents are ok with it. A person becomes an adult at the age of majority, which In most states is 18. Exceptions are