Rule about 18 year olds and minors dating
If you are a minor, then legally you are an minor even if you are dating an 18 year old or an 58 year old.You cannot consent to any sexual realtionship, mostly it is considered statutory rape even if you do not file any charges because as a minor you cannot consent, not even your parents can consent.On the other hand, you can also go to jail, get sued, gamble away your tuition through online poker, or make terrible stock market investments.It goes without saying that, once you turn 18, you are legally considered an adult in nearly every state in the union. I was wondering if it would be ok as long as we didn't doing anything sexual. I am not sexual active and neither is she, with no plans to be.
You have the legal right to refuse any sexual advances at any age. However, as a minor, you can be stopped from dating anyone you like by your parents or guardians until you reach adulthood.It is always illegal to engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 12.It is also illegal for a person over the age of 18 to engage in sexual behavior with, or in the presence of, a person that is between the ages of 12 and 16.Therefore, enforcement is unpredictable and the age of consent varies considerably from state to state.In one case, a 17-year-old was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for having oral sex with a 15-year-old.