The age of consent takes statutory rape off the table, but there are still another host of charges wrapped around the fact that you are a minor and, therefore, subject to corruption by an adult. but if you want to keep him out of prison, you need to stay away from him.
The only way you can be removed from your parents influence would be to have them declared unfit parents and/or to be emancipated.
Marriage age limits are intended to protect young people from being coerced into marriage, but also to ensure that individuals have the maturity required for such a commitment.
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Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.
We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?
Anyone can press charges against you for statutory rape in California, because she will still be younger than 18.
If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a misdemeanor, and not a felony, because you are less than three years older than she is.
(2) The actor may be guilty, however, of the lesser offense defined by the age that he or she reasonably believed the child to be.
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.
The following information was pulled directly from the Arkansas legislation website at (b) When the criminality of conduct depends on a child’s being below the age of fourteen (14) years and the actor is twenty (20) years of age or older, it is no defense that the actor did not know the age of the child or reasonably believed the child to be fourteen (14) years of age or older.
(a) The definition of an offense that excludes conduct with a spouse shall not be construed to preclude accomplice liability of a spouse.