18 dating 15 legal
Can my 18 year old date a 15 year old if they claim there is no sexual activity. It is not illegal for them to date, but it is certainly illegal for them to engage in any sexual activity.
I worry because they did sneak out one night until 7 in the morning and stayed together talking they said. Here is the statute: They are very close to the cutoff age, I would not permit the relationship to be free and unsupervised.
This kind of law can be tacked onto age of consent laws, the principle is simple if the act is consensual and the partners are close-in-age (also called close-in-age exception) You're not entirely correct many jurisdictions has whats called "Romeo and Juliet" laws which protects consensual relationships if the partners are close in age, this can also apply to people who passes age 18 dating someone who is a minor.
Nothing stated by me should be taken as giving you legal advice or forming an attorney/client relationship. I've removed the knife from my back, polished it, and will one day return it -- long after you think I have forgotten.
It is also illegal for the 18 year old to bring the 16 year old to an R-rated or NC-17 movie.
It is also illegal for the 18 year old to show any pornography to the 16 year old, or to pose the 16 year old for any sort of sexual or provocative photos.
It is best for an 18 year old to date only those known and proven to be over the age of 18.
Also, it is not legal for the 18 year old to have sex with the 16 year old.
It is also illegal for the 18 year old to purchase or share cigarettes or alcohol with the 16 year old.
I may be old fashioned here, but my kids do not date until they are 16 (I have 2 boys and 2 girls).
And if some 18 year old was hanging out, dating or whatever with one of my girls, I would put a quick stop to it and if they went behind my back to see eachother, you bet your butt I would call the cops and she would be grounded for so long, she would not remember what it is like to have freedom when it was over with.
It may or may not be legal for an 18 year old to date a 16 year old.