Intercourse dating rules at age 50
However, this law has been deemed unconstitutional and discriminatory, and has not been enforced since 1992.
Each relationship will be assessed differently, but will factor in the age of the young person, the age difference between the young person and their partner, how the relationship developed, and how the partner may have controlled or influenced the young person.
The reality of growing up is that sometimes teenagers will have consensual sexual activity with one another.
Our society does not want these teenagers to have criminal records for this activity, so there is a “close-in-age” exception.
If someone is under 16 years old, they can have sex with someone within 5 years of their age.
So, for example, a 14 year old can have sex with someone up to 18 years old (as long as the age gap is less than 5 years).