Pennsylvania Age of Consent

The age of consent in Pennsylvania is 16 years of age for statutory sexual assault and 18 years for corruption of minors.

Teenagers aged 13, 14 and 15 may or may not be able to legally engage in sexual activity with partners who are less than 4 years older. Such partners could not be prosecuted under statutory rape laws, but may be liable for other offenses, even when the sexual activity is consensual.

Under Pennsylvania law, a defendant is strictly liable for the offense of rape, a felony of the first degree, when the complainant is 12 or younger. Pennsylvania has enacted several other strict liability sexual offenses when the complainant is under 16, but 13 years old or older.

§ 3122.1. Statutory sexual assault.
Except as provided in section 3121 (relating to rape), a person commits a felony of the second degree when that person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant under the age of 16 years and that person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other.

§ 3125 Aggravated indecent assault
(7) the complainant is less than 13 years of age; or (8) the complainant is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and the person are not married to each other. (b) Aggravated indecent assault of a child.–A person commits aggravated indecent assault of a child when the person violates subsection (a)(1), (2), (3), (4), (5) or (6) and the complainant is less than 13 years of age.

§ 3123 Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
(7) who is less than 16 years of age and the person is four or more years older than the complainant and the complainant and person are not married to each other.

When the alleged victim is 16 or older and less than 18 years of age, and the alleged offender is over the age of 18, the Commonwealth may charge the offense of corruption of minors or unlawful contact with a minor, even if the activity was consensual:

§ 6301 Corruption of minors.
(a) Offense defined.– (1) Whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any act corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of any crime, or who knowingly assists or encourages such minor in violating his or her parole or any order of court, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

The crime of corruption of minors is usually a crime that accompanies another “more serious” crime such as statutory rape or involuntary deviate sexual intercourse or accompanies some drug or alcohol use, possession or sale. Tending to corrupt like contributing to delinquency is a broad term involving conduct toward a child in an unlimited variety of ways which tends to produce or to encourage or to continue conduct of the child which would amount to delinquent conduct.”

The question of whether consensual intercourse with a minor 16 years or older tends to corrupt the morals of that minor is a jury question to be decided by the “common sense of the community.”

§ 6318. Unlawful contact with minor.
(a) Offense defined.–A person commits an offense if he is intentionally in contact with a minor, or a law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duties who has assumed the identity of a minor, for the purpose of engaging in an activity prohibited under any of the following, and either the person initiating the contact or the person being contacted is within this Commonwealth: (1) Any of the offenses enumerated in Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses). (2) Open lewdness as defined in section 5901 (relating to open lewdness). (3) Prostitution as defined in section 5902 (relating to prostitution and related offenses). (4) Obscene and other sexual materials and performances as defined in section 5903 (relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances). (5) Sexual abuse of children as defined in section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children). (6) Sexual exploitation of children as defined in section 6320 (relating to sexual exploitation of children).


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103 Responses to Pennsylvania Age of Consent

  1. Sherry Hodge says:

    Hello,I am needing to know if in the State of PA.,if a peron in on the sexual offenders list for 6301 Corruption of a Minor,are they allowed to live in a house with a child? I appreciate your help with this question considering the topic.

                                                                          Thank you again, Sherry Hodge

    • Shelby says:

      I'm not sure if they would be allowed to live in the same household as a child of they are on the sex offenders list, especially if the person knows they didn't change and knows that they would be tempted to do it again, and that it definitely would not be safe, at all. I would not let my child live in the same house as a sex offender.

  2. Shelby says:

    So if the age of consent is 16 years of age, does that mean if the significant other just turned  21 years of old that it would be corruption of a minor even if they didn't do anything sexual with the 16 year old, and if the parents of the 16 year old consented to you being able to be in a relationship with said significant other?

    thank you, I need to know asap.!

    • B Free says:

      Highly unlikley. The prosecutors have much discretion when deciding when to file charges, so considering that the parents consented to the relationship, it would likely not happen.

  3. Steve says:

    I have a question i didn’t get my exact answer reading this. My question is if I’m 20 and my girlfriend is 17 and is turning 18 in 3 months and her parents have given me permission to date her but my parents don’t approve can i be charged with anything ? Not saying my parents are gonna charge me.

  4. Karen says:

    Im 15 so if i would date somebody 18 years of age does that mean that he could be charged even though we dont have a 4 year age differance?

  5. jeff says:

    if the girl i wish to date is 16 and i am 21 and i get her parents concent can i get charged with anything

  6. Lori says:

    I am wondering if the one person is 19 and the other is 15 but the 15 year old's parents allowed the relationship, even allowed the 19 year old to move in with 15 year old, what does that fall under?

    19 yr old sees a therapist who just found out 15 yr old is turning 16 and says is mandated reporter so has to call children and youth.

    Please help, should we call attorney

    • jon says:

      Yes! you should call an attorney. and to avoid any further issues the 19 yo should change therapists and if asked to talk about sexual relations with the 15 yo, generalize. i.e. not mention of his or her name or local. the reporting laws are very strict. In Sex offender treatments all participants are asked to generalize any details with prior victims so that the therapists don't have enough information to report on but the participant is still being truthful of all offenses. also by victims i mean any sexual contact that could be construde as illegal in the court of law. that meaning if a 19 yo had sex with multiple sexual encounters with various 15 yo's and was never charged with having sexual relations with any of them, they would still be considered victims. 

      • Matthew says:

        Jon, is 100% right on this, keep things simple, that way you dont give enough information that could lead to charges being filed "BUT" your still being truthful and can benefit from the theraphy and if pushed for more details think before you answer, "OR" say I don't feel like talking about it.

        Yes! you should call an attorney. and to avoid any further issues the 19 yo should change therapists and if asked to talk about sexual relations with the 15 yo, generalize. i.e. not mention of his or her name or local.

  7. Renee says:

    If I'm 16 and the guy I like is 21 is it illegal for us to date without my parents consent? Even if we aren't haveing sexual intercourse?

    • B Free says:


      The legal age of consent in PA is 16. This means that even if you had consensual sexual relations with this man, he would not be guilty of any sexual offense in PA. Nevertheless, you are still considered to be a minor because you are under the age of 18.  Therefore, if he were to engage in behavior, however, that “corrupts or tends to corrupt [your] morals”, or “aids, abets, entices or encourages [you] in the commission of any crime”, he could be charged with Corruption of Minors § 6301 (a)(1)(i). A classic example of this would be if he purchased alcohol for you. Additionally, if he were to photograph or record a video of you engaging in sexual acts, he would be guilty of child pornography.

  8. Ren says:

    If the guy is 21 and I'm 16, is it illegal for us to date without my parents permission, even though we aren't having sexual intercourse?

  9. Vanessa says:

    I just want to make sure that I completely understand this. If a boy is 16, my sister 22 and sexual things happen between them, the only thing she could be charged with is corruption of a minor? And the 4 year rule doees not apply when the younger person is 16 or older? There is alot of confusion, and I don’t want anyone getting themselves into trouble.

  10. rich says:

    so let me get this correct. my girlfriend is 16 while i myself am 24, even if we had sexual relations irregardless of parental approval it would be legal?

  11. Smpg says:

    If a 17 boy has sex with a 14 year old girl and she is about to turn 15 and she is pregnant can the boy get in trouble ? both the parents don’t want any trouble but just want to check the law.he turns 18 when she turns 16. This is in philadelphia

    • B Free says:

      Person “A” can legally have consensual sexual intercourse with person “B” age 13-15 IF person “A” is not more than 3 years older.

  12. Hillary says:

    So I’m a 17-year old and I want to date a 26-year old. I turn 18 in 9 months and we don’t feel like waiting to be together. My parents don’t know about this and they would probably disagree to it but I doubt they would put charges against him. Is it legal for us to date?

    • B Free says:

      Hillary, being 17, you are above the legal age of consent of Pennsylvania which is 16, so your friend’s age of 26 does not matter as long as the sexual relationship is mutual. Remember, however, that you still are a minor, and he would be guilty of pornography crimes if he photographed you in sexual situations.

  13. destiny says:

    Hi I have been with my bf for awhile now he is 15 and I just turned 18 can I get into any trouble other then corruption of a minor??

    • B Free says:

      Destiny, please see

      Also, for the exact language of the law, see, and scroll down to “§ 3122.1. Statutory sexual assault.”

  14. heather says:

    I am 16 and my boyfriend is turning 20 in December but I don’t turn 17 till June, I want to marry him so I am emancipated, is this legal?

  15. kc says:

    I have a question. IM 16 and the guy I’m currently dating is 19 and we have been going out for almost a year now. We both just turned these ages btw.
    My question is that if we did certain types of sexual things while I was 15, would that count now that I’m 16 years old?

    • B Free says:


      See my previous reply at

      When you were 15, it would depend whether he was more than 3 years older than you.

  16. Zaza says:

    I need to know can a 17 year old go out with a 14 year old with out going to jail or do you need parent permission???!!!

  17. Sasha G says:

    If the guy I just started dating is 19 and I’m 15 are we allowed to just kiss. We both understand there can’t be anything sexual or touch each other or anything alone those lines, but are kissing, holding hands, and cuddling legal to do?

  18. Kaitlyn says:

    If im almost 16 and my fiance is 18 is that illegal? He was born 1996 i was born 1998. Thats a 2 year difference. Can he get charged while no sexual things are happening

  19. Goolah says:

    So, I live in pa…if I were to get pregnant at the age of 17 which I am, and my boyfriend is 26. My parents and his agree with us being together could he be charged with anything???

    • B Free says:


      Neither of you could be charged with a sex crime for having consensual sexual intercourse. The pregnancy is irrelevant. The age of consent for sexual relations in PA is 16. However, taking photos or videos of anyone under the age of 18 engaged in a sexual act is considered to be the production of child pornography.

  20. matthew says:

    OK I gotta ask this cause I need to make sure. If I am 19 years old and my gf is 17 can I have sexual Intercourse with her without being charged with anything? Besides if the parents didn’t give consent.

    • B Free says:


      In your case, neither of you could be charged with a sex crime for having consensual sex. However, taking photos or videos of anyone under the age of 18 engaged in a sexual act is considered to be the production of child pornography.

  21. mark says:

    Ok in 26 and turns 27 on may 19th and the girl i was seeing is 17and turns 18 on November 19th and she gets pregnant in January. and not due intil October or late September. would i get into trouble would i be consider a sex offender or curpting a minior please help thanks for your time

  22. John Falcon says:

    If i’m 17 years old am i allowed to date a 15 year old legally?

  23. Beckey says:

    So I'm 17 and my bf is 20. would we get into any legal trouble or rape charges of we were to have any sexual intercourse ? 

  24. james says:

    Hi i was wondering if my fiance is 17 and i'm 24 would i be charged with a sex crime if everything is consensual…and her parents agreed for us to be together..

  25. Derrick D says:

    I am 21, the girl I am interested in is 17 (she's 4 years and 1 month younger). We will likely engage in sexual acts. If I am able to get her parental approval in writing that they consent to our relationship, can I be tried for corruption of a minor?

  26. Ben says:

    I am a 19 year old male and have a friend who is 15 who will be turning 16 in a month. She has expressed a desire for the two of us to engage in sexual conduct before she turns 16. Can I be charged with something? And can I be charged with anything if we were to do anything after she turns 16? 

  27. wolff says:

    I’m 23,turning 24 in july. I started talking to a girl who is 17,will be 18 in 4 months. Is there any way I could get in trouble for that?

  28. Bob says:

    I'm 15 is it legal for me to date a 17 year old and or have sex

  29. Maranda Hill says:

    Hello i have a question
    I am a 17 year old moth in the state of PA. Is it legal of i am with a 29 year old father???? I will be turning 18 june first. Would he get in trouble with being with me even when i turn 18

  30. briana says:

    Ok well i am 16 years old and will be 17 in 2 months and the guy i date is 21 years old he will be 22 in September. Is it illegal for me and him to date or have sexual intercourse without my parents permission?

  31. Mackenzie says:

    Can a 16 year old be together with a 37 year old if the 16 year old gave consent?

  32. mike says:

    My son is 16 and the girl he' s seeing is 13. Neither set of parents support this. Can he be charged with anything in PA.  They are 3 years and a day apart in age.

    • B Free says:

      Because the girl is at least 13, and your son is not four or more years older than her, he could not be prosecuted under § 3122.1 (Statutory sexual assault).

      As far as Corruption of Minors, there are two subparagraphs for this offense: 18 Pa.C.S. § 6301(a)(1)(i), and 18 Pa.C.S. § 6301(a)(1)(ii).

      In order to be convicted of (ii), the conduct must be in violation of Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses), so this would not apply to your son.

      In order to be convicted of (i), which is not a sexual offense, the conduct can be “any act [that] corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of any crime, or who knowingly assists or encourages such minor in violating his or her parole or any order of court, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.

      So, it is possible that even if the sexual relationship is not punishable as a sexual offense, it could be punished under (i). It really depends upon the circumstances of each case, and whether the prosecutor feels a charge is warranted.

  33. roselyne says:

    I am 15 years old turning 16 in September. I am speaking with a friend of mine and we would like to be in a relationship. He is 20, my parents are aware of the situation and are in agreement to the relationship, however his parents are not due to the fact they are afraid he will be arrested. Here is my question. If we are in a relationship WITHOUT ANY sexual contact, is it still illegal? Please get back to me as soon as possible

    • B Free says:

      If there is no sexual relationship, you obviously could not be prosecuted for a sexual offense. However, you must consider the charge of Corruption of Minors.


  34. Moseyy says:

    I am a 16 year ols girl, my boyfriend is 12 i started dating him when i was 15, he turns 14 in 2 days. When i turn 17 and he turns 15 can i get into any trouble? We are 2 years and about 1 month apart! Please reply.

  35. Mike says:

    If the girl I just started dating is 15 and I’m 20 are we allowed to just kiss? We both understand there can’t be anything sexual or touch each other or anything alone those lines, but are kissing, holding hands, and cuddling legal to do?

    • B Free says:

      If you are four or more or more years older than him, you cannot have sexual relations. As far as kissing, that is debatable, and could possibly be punishable under § 3126(a)(8) – Indecent assault.

      Also, read about Corruption of Minors.

  36. Michael says:


    If a 19 year old, who was turning 20 at the end of the year was dating a 17 year old, and were not having sexual intercourse of any kind, and the parents of the 17 yo allow the relationship, are there any consequences the 20 yo has to worry about? Also, would they be allowed to kiss? 

  37. stephan A says:

    So if im 26 and my girlfriend is 16 but only takes it in the pooper.. Can i be charged? 

  38. shannon white says:

    BIrPxTdipaz6 My daughter is 19, her gf 15…is this a crime in PA?

  39. K says:

    I know I have a bad habit of posting comments on old web pages, but this looked like the most helpful place I could find to answer my question. I've been trying to research the laws about age of consent and how it relates to corruption of a minor. As far as I can tell, an adult, (age 21 for example) can legally have sexual intercourse with a minor age 16 and above with consent. But I'm really lost on the corruption of minors laws. I see a lot of people say that "with parent's consent, you usually won't have to worry about it." but then there are those cases where you might. So I'm wondering what exactly constitutes corruption of a minor as it relates to consentual sexual contact.

  40. doug meyers says:

    ok so im 18 and this 16 yr old wants to date me. would i get charged with anything or no?

  41. Anonymous says:

    If a 14 year old female and an 18 year old male would like to persue a relationship (In Pennsylvania), is this considered illegal? Sexual activaty will not occur. Is it illegal for them to "date"? Thanks

  42. Jocelyn Marie says:

    my friends daughter is 13 and wants to date an 18 year old girl they really like each other a lot and they have no plans on having any kind of sexual contact except maybe holding hands and hugging  they asked the parents permission to date each other but the parents are not sure if it's ok even with their permission they don't wanna see the 18 year old get in any trouble so they don't know what to do. My friends turned to me asking what I thought and I had no clue so I figured I'd search the net not really finding anything though. Would the 18 yr old girl get in trouble for dating the 13 yr old girl even if her parents gave the ok for it?

  43. ... says:

    Okay im totally lost. I know that the age of consent is 16 but im still confused. Im 16 and my boyfriend is 23 what are the cons to this situation? Would he get arrested or have to do prison? What about if I had a child what would we have to go through? 

  44. Dylan says:

    I have an interview for this shit I am 20 soon to be 21 and she is 17 soon to be 18 we were dating and had sex. Now she talked to a counscler and she turned me in . So what can I exspect , Please only serios answers. I live in Pa


  45. lisa says:

    my daughter will turn 16 on june 2 2016…..can she date a man who just turned 20. they will be married in june. there is no sex is this ok

    • Ashlee says:

      This is fine as long as her parents (you) consent to the marrige. As long as they get married after she is 16 this will be fine.

  46. Alexis says:

    I’m wondering if a 16 year old male can date whoever he wishes under the state of law. I just turned 22 the 8th of February and he will be 17 August 16th. We’ve talked for a good bit now and some are saying its ok for us to date and other say its illegal. I would like to know what the correct answer is? Is the age of consent 16 under the law of PA ?

  47. Julia says:

    If the age of consent is 16 does that mean a 16 year old can be with a 18 year old or older and not get in trouble what happens if the 16 year olds parents dont agree with the relationship

  48. todd says:

    My girlfriend is turning 17 in May. I’m 23. Could I be charged a felony? Would I be a sex offender and have to register as one? Please I need to know.

    • B Free says:

      In PA the age of consent is 16, which means that a 16 year-old person can legally have consensual sexual intercourse with someone older than her.

  49. Frito says:

    So if I’m 19 and my girlfriend is 17 can I get into any trouble?

  50. Isabell says:

    I’ve been wondering since I am 17 and will be 18 in 2 months, I am dating someone who just turned 23. My mother has given us consent. But my dad would be highly against it. Can he do anything to get my boyfriend in trouble?

  51. TW says:

    What about a man who is 32 y/o and has intercourse with a 17 y/o. And if she wanted to press charges how long does she have to do so? In Pennsylvania

    • B Free says:

      The age of consent in PA is 16, so as long as the relationship was consensual you could not be convicted of statutory sexual assault.

  52. Jess says:

    If the individual that I want to be in a relationship and is about to turn 18 in a matter of days but is a junior in high school are they considered a minor? Someone told me there is a PA clause for this but I cannot find it and everything here would say that it would be legal. Does the individual being in high school still make them a minor and illegal? Also I am 19 years old, would this be legal and okay?

    • B Free says:

      It’s all about the age. If he is 17 and you are 19, that is legal. The age of consent is 16. It does not matter that he is in high school.

  53. Vally says:

    Okay, I’m a bit confused. I know legal age of consent is 16 and that with parent consent within a four year difference it may be acceptable. However, if I was, lets say, 15 turning 16 in, two and a half months, and I was dating someone who just turned twenty. Could he get in trouble if my parent gives consent?

    • B Free says:

      When determining whether a person is four or more years older than another person, you use the birth dates. If there is any period of time when you are under 16 and he is four or more years older than you, he cannot legally have sexual relations with you.

  54. Mark says:

    Say a boy and a girl are dating. The boy is 17, and the girl is 15. This is totally legal and nothing to worry about. But then the boy turns 18 while the girl is still 15, and she won’t be 16 for a little while still. Are the couple able to still stay together as long as they don’t have sex until the girl turns 16?

    • B Free says:

      Although the age of consent in PA is 16, the crime of Statutory Sexual Assault does not apply in a situation where one person is 15, and the other person is less than four years older than that person.

  55. Ash says:

    If I’m 17 years old and my partner is 21 (in Pennsylvania, and I were preg would he be charged? And do I need permission from my parents to date him?

  56. BG says:

    I have a question, My son is 25 years old and had a girl friend who is 17 years old. They were dating unofficially but still seeing each other. The girl invited my son over to her house because she needed a ride to work, there is more to this story but I won’t go into details here. He went to here house and she invited him in to tour the house. The tour ended in her bedroom and she disrobed, she initiated with sex and had consensual sex with him. He did not disrobe and he was not sexually active to this date. He was contacted by the police and was asked to verify the girl’s statement that, she told the police she had initiated the act and it was completely consensual. He has been charged with corruption of minors and put on probation through this incident yet, I’m reading some of the comments and you say if it was consensual there is no crime. What am I missing with this judgement?

    • B Free says:

      Without knowing all of the details this is hard question to answer. Your son did not commit a sexual crime because the girlfriend was 16 years of age or older and it was consensual. However, the crime of Corruption of Minors applies to “victims” who are less than 18. There are two main charging types of Corruption of Minors: 1) 6301(a)(1)(i) and 2) 6301(a)(1)(ii). The second charge involves a sex crime, which was not present in this situation. The first, however, does not involve a sex crime per se, and reads as follows:

      “Except as provided in subparagraph (ii), whoever, being of the age of 18 years and upwards, by any act corrupts or tends to corrupt the morals of any minor less than 18 years of age, or who aids, abets, entices or encourages any such minor in the commission of any crime, or who knowingly assists or encourages such minor in violating his or her parole or any order of court, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.”

      Im quite sure this was what your son was charged with [6301(a)(1)(i)]. To many people this seems like a conflict because one law is saying that its not a sexual crime in some cases to have sexual relations with a person less than 18, but the other law says that if you are 18 or older and corrupt the morals of someone less than 18 you are guilty of a crime. It’s rare that prosecutors will charge like this, but if the parent of the “vicitim” pushes the issue the law does indeed give the prosecutor the ability to charge under this crime. It is tantamount to giving cigarettes to a minor.

  57. Diajah says:

    if I am 15 turning 16 in four months and my boyfriend is 18, is that illegal?

  58. Christine says:

    I have a question my husband and i met a friend who said she was 18 and even on her facebook she has her bday as jan 30 1998 here her real bday isnt till the middle of feb when she turned 18 there fore thinking she was 18 an my husband an i being 30 we have 2 fun nights the first on which she actually was only 17 the 2nd when she was actually 18! She consented even spent the night well nights at our house an shes the one who had taken some pics an videos my husband and i never did. But she did have a young man bring her meth outside my house she did and is trying to tell ppl now we gave her heroin which shes being coached by her brother bc im on pain pills an he sent me a message last night saying basically a ransome if i came an gave him 7 of my pills hed drop it all which i didnt do so he said he was calling the cops this morning bc we had sex with a minor she was only 17 we gave her drugs and reporting to children an youth bc we do drugs infront of my kids bc of needles when my husbands actually a diabetic lol should we be worried about this is there anything they can do she lied about her age she never said no she consented at 17 and her family said they would get a lot of ppl together to say i sell my pain pills which i dont bc i wont go with her brothers ransom of giving him pills plus ive moved an hour awy now and 3 counties away so i dont kbow how that would even work an its middle of may this all happened feb but they also told us if we come back in the area they will kill us not that it scared me but just wondering if i need to do anything or let it play out thank you for help!!!

  59. Ashlee says:

    Lets say someone 15 is dating a 19 year old long distance but in the same state and nothing sexual has ever gone on is this still legal?

  60. Becky says:

    I’ve come across a pretty big problem and need some guidance, so here’s my story. I am 17 and my boyfriend is 24, at the time if this happening his birthday hadn’t come yet so he was still 23. I snuck out to see him one night after curfew and we had sex. On the way back to drop me off at my house the police pulled us over just off the Lewisberry exit. They took me out of his car, called my parents, sent him home, and took me to the station. To be fair they thought I was 14, but they quickly found out I was 17 after my parents confirmed what I had been telling them. They told me that he would be convicted of corruption of a minor because he helped me sneak out after curfew, but they said that if I had any contact with him at all until I turn 18 that they would charge him with statutory rape. I need to know if that is lawful.

    • B Free says:

      If you were 16 years of age or older when you had consensual sexual relations with him, he could not be convicted of statutory sexual assault.

  61. Tory says:

    I am 16 and have interests in a guy who just turned 23. Is that legally okay to date him if it’s an online relationship and we don’t do anything sexual?

    • B Free says:

      Interestingly, even though the age of consent in PA is 16, certain online communication with a person less than 18 years of age (a minor) can be illegal. Search for § 6318 – Unlawful contact with minor and § 7512 – Criminal use of communication facility.

  62. Miriam says:

    I am 16 if I were to date a 20 year and and we had consensual sex would we get in any kind of trouble?

    • B Free says:

      Would not be guilty of statutory sexual assault because the age of consent is 16. However, there are other laws that prohibit certain conduct with minors (less than 18), such as those related to photos and videos, as well as online chatting.

  63. Susan says:

    Soo.. I’m 16 years old (which mean I’m the age of consent) and lets say I met this guy that is 22 years old or so and we go out on dates and hangout with each other after work. My parents doesn’t know about him and probably won’t be so happy because of his age AND would PROBABLY want to press charges on him because of our age differences, could they? I did my research and found out he could get charged with corruption of minors (which one if we have sex) and other things. Even though 16 is the age of consent I think people misunderstand what that meant, 16 years old or older but less then 18 can date each other and have sex BUT if 16 years old but less then 18 date anyone older than 18 they can be charge with a felony. This is what I got from my research… Am I right or wrong?

  64. Antoine says:

    Ok, so I’m in desperate need of answers for questions I’ve been dying to have heard by professionals. My name is Antonio & I took a plea for a 5yr. probation term with a sexual offenders class, & a LIFETIME on Megan’s Law. I was under the age of 13yrs when the incident accured. I had NO acknowledgement of being on Megan’s Law for a LIFETIME term. ONE of my many questions is that, is there any way possible to bring forth something this serious BACK to court???

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