i mean everything is going okay expect for the fact that the friend keeps butting in to the relationship and making threats to the guy , i mean the major kind . Oh..then you only have to worry about Class C felonies instead of statutory rape. i know a few people pesonally who are in the same situation and there engaged as well. Not only will you find that you have much more in common with someone closer to your own age, you'll realize that you still have alot of living to do before you're ready to commit to one person for the rest of your life.
If the guy or girl is dating someone younger and they are 21 or older the person they are dating has to be at least 17. There are legal considerations of course--for example, in some states it is actually statutory rape for even an 18-year-old to have sex with a 17-year-old.There are many things that a MINOR (anyone under the age of majority for any given state) can be "of age" for the purpose of making decisions for themselves without parental consent. Being charged "as an adult" for a crime does not automatically make the minor a legal adult.When explaining certain things to a layperson that is not well versed in legal terminology, it is common to use phrases like "a minor would be considered an adult for the purpose of.....".For the purposes of the criminal justice system, a minor is a person 10-16 years of age and an adult is a person 17 years of age or older.
While the age of majority is 18, certain individual statutes define a "minor" differently.However, phrases such as this are not actually LEGALLY correct.The alcoholic beverage code actually EXPLICITLY defines a minor as a person "under 21 years of age" and an adult as a person "21 years of age or older." A 17 year old MINOR is "of age" to consent to having sex.Basically what I was trying to clear up was that a 17 year old can consent to having sex.A person 21 and over are "of age" to legally consume alcohol.You might encounter one problem - if your girlfriend's parents dissapprove of the relationship, there is nothing you and your girlfriend can do. I do not know how close to age 18 she is, but there is no law against dating, and just to be sure, I suggest not having sex until she is age 18. We arent having sexual intercourse and we do really care about each other. But generally, if you are a minor, and he is 3 or more years older, it is considered statutory rape, which is old lingo for sexual abuse of a child. For the purposes of the criminal justice system, a minor is a person 10-16 years of age and an adult is a person 17 years of age or older.