Laws on dating a minor in ny
In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.
By making this information readily available to programs, our aim is to provide staff with a resource to help them become better informed of the relevant legal issues involving the youth they serve; thereby enabling programs to better serve youth who seek their assistance.Separate crimes exist for sodomy with minors and sexual intercourse between a child under age 14 who's attacker was at least seven years older. Close in age exemptions, commonly known as "Romeo and Juliet laws", are put in place to prevent the prosecution of individuals who engage in consensual sexual activity when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both partners are below the age of consent.Because there is no such "Romeo and Juliet law" in California, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 18 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape, although this is rare.Similarly, no protections are reserved for sexual relations in which one participant is a 17 year old and the second is a 18 or 19 year old. (a) Unlawful sexual intercourse is an act of sexual intercourse accomplished with a person who is not the spouse of the perpetrator, if the person is a minor.For the purposes of this section, a “minor” is a person under the age of 18 years and an “adult” is a person who is at least 18 years of age.
This booklet is designed to provide definitive information in response to the legal issues programs confront most often.