17 and a 26 year old?


I'm 17, and I'm dating a 26 year old. We haven't had sex yet, but neither of us really want to wait until I'm 18. Is it legal, since I'm only 17? Or could he go to jail?

The statutory age of consent in Michigan is 16. It would be safe to say that if a sexual relationship was established, the 26 year old would not be put in jail for criminal sexual conduct; unless, he is a teacher, or, someone in a position of influence or authority over you.

That said, it should also be brought to your attention that Michigan has several other laws (old ones) that could potentially be used against the 26 year old if a parent was motivated to prevent the relationship or make legal trouble for the 26 year old. (This would have to be a judgment call on your part.) I did not do extensive research to see how often violators are prosecuted for these laws and there are quite a few so I won’t post them all; however, one law that jumped off the page is below:

750.532 Seduction; punishment.

Sec. 532.
Punishment—Any man who shall seduce and debauch any unmarried woman shall be guilty of a felony, punishable by imprisonment in the state prison not more than 5 years or by fine of not more than 2,500 dollars; but no prosecution shall be commenced under this section after 1 year from the time of committing the offense.
History: 1931, Act 328, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931 ;-- CL 1948, 750.532

Submitted by Leena (not verified) on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 01:18.

I'll be 17 in November and I met this 27 year old guy. We both live in Oregon. He has a job and his life together and he is so sweet. I'm meeting him this Sunday for the first time. We've messaged and texted for a few weeks.
Is it illegal to even be with him? Or is it just that there's no sex? I wont have sex with anyone until I'm 18, and he said he would wait for me, however long.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 14:45.

Im 26, have recently started seeing a 17 year old. I would never have predicted this happening. Honestly , previous to meeting her I would have thought this to be wrong...
But some feelings you cant control. If 2 people feel that way why should they ignore or fight it?
It is a man's duty to look after the woman, at 26 I am certain I can look after very well. Most men my age have done their messing around, take life much more seriously and really know how to treat a woman.
As for the 17 year old liking me, she says I am not too old and she trusts me further than the guys her age.
When you look into somebodies eyes and it makes you feel funny, and for them its the same experience. What is that feeling called? :)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 08/03/2012 - 00:07.

I am 12 going out with a 16 year old and we havent had sex yet cause im scared he is going to go to jail!!! Can we have sex at this age is it legal :)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 08/12/2012 - 16:44.

Are you independently wealthy and if not how would you pay for a child if you became pregnant? Wait until you're older.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 07/21/2012 - 09:27.

My mom was 18 when she got together with my dad who was 28. They married 2 years later and just had their 45th wedding anniversary. My girlfriend's parents were 19 yrs apart. Her mom was 19 and dad was 38 when they met. She feels blessed that she could know her dad because he was able to retire when she was 14. It all depends on the people involved. I personally have dated older and younger women and there's just no difference. It's still about finding someone who makes you feel like no one else can.
Don't get me wrong...40 and 14 is not ok. But a 17 yr old can decide what they want. I currently am friends with a couple who are 24 and 43. I see nothing wrong with that, they are happy.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:45.

im a 17 year old about to turn 18 in december nd my boyfriend is 27.we plan to move in together when i turn 18 but what if your mom tells you not to wait to leave now but she doesnt approve of your relationship with the guy. Can he get in any trouble with the police if i move in with him and im only 17 and he is 27 ??????

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 14:45.

I am a 33 yr old female and there is a 17 yr old actively pursuing me. He lied about his age when we first md cuz of my age. We have not had sex or done anything sexual because i am scared of goung to jail. What is the legal age of consent in Michigan? I am not sure what to do. I do not want to get in any trouble for anything.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 21:14.

gross. you are a low rent, back woods, truck stop whore. you are a disgrace to women everywhere. if it is possible that you could be a boy's mother you should not be sleeping with him or even talking to him in that way. period. I hope his mother finds out and kicks your teeth in.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 04/29/2012 - 17:07.

I am only sixteen turning 17 and im in a relationship with a 26 year old man, my parents know about us and we recently just had a baby together... i want to get married but im scared he might go to jail.I want to tie the knocks because im ready and some of my family are threating us to get the police involved? what should i do...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 10:34.

I am 17 and dating a 28 year old male. We've been dating for five months now. will he go to jail for me being underage.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 15:44.

I'm 16 and my boyfriend is 22. I live in Missouri is this illegal?

Submitted by 17 yr old and 33 year old (not verified) on Fri, 02/17/2012 - 18:01.

I am a 17 year old female and he is 33 we both have a lot in common and we both feel the same way .. is it wrong that he wants to marry me. is wrong for us to be together.. i love him but i dont know what to do

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/09/2012 - 14:26.

Well I'm a 16 year old girl and I like much older guys and I don't really know what to do about this coz u can't change the way u feel about someone

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 13:10.


Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 06/17/2012 - 14:18.

You don't have to involve racism to get your point across. Also make sure you disable caps lock and keep weight off the shift key except where needed grammatically. We understand you have beliefs about maturity and sex in mexico but please...you don't have to criticize other cultures as it only sparks conflicts (you make think its wrong, and you are very much allowed to think that way, but typing it in caps lock on a website people come for information about a sensitive topic like sex will only starts fights, so just try to avoid it).

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:36.

I'm a 17 year old female and I live in New York State and I am in love with a 32 yr old male. We did have sex once but I know I'm not emotionally ready to do it again due to my past. It was mutual so I know if it came up he can't get into trouble. Is it okay if we are just dating? Are there any laws about just dating and no sex? We are never alone with one another. We hang out at his moms, my sisters, or the library. I just need to make sure he can't get into legal trouble for just dating me.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 08/01/2012 - 20:04.

He can not get into any trouble and in new York state the legal age of conste is 17, so don't worry about anything

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 12:15.

We actually live in Nebraska and my cousin is dating this guy who is 31! she is 17! As far as I know there is nothing legally we can do about this, but in my eyes, for a 30 year old man to be attracted to a "child" because thats what she is, is disgusting to me. I wish I could make her understand how wrong it is, but to her, she cares about him and thinks she loves him. I don't want her to be hurt, but it needs to be stopped! HELP

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 07:55.

Look, it depends on the people involved. Is he someone who is going to put her at risk, harm her, or not keep her best interests in mind at all times? You have to remember she is well on her way to becoming an adult. Investigate the real reasons for their attraction, and try to understand the relationship from their (particularly her) perspectives. It can very well be that he is someone capable of loving her for the rest of her life it what they have for eachother is love beyond physical limitations. Take, for instance, the case of my grand mother who was only 17 when she met my grand father working on our family's farm in the west. They fell in love and spent every day of their lives together since. Do you think anyone minded about their age then?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:32.

I am 39 i was bullied throughout highschool and my teen years were aweful i never had a girlfriend never got out nothing it took me years of anger and working through it to have the courage to even get out in public . when i did half my life was wasted i am 39 now i didn't know her age i was not looking for sex but i saw a girl at the local grocery and found her on facebook i asked her to be only friends just another person to talk to a girl to spend time with a female presence even i never been close to a woman it feels like i been in prison anyways she freaked said i was too old and i was advancing on her i explained right out i did not want to have any relations with her and i cancelled my facebook account . i didn't think to ask her her age but it hurt s0 bad i get the nerve to step outside myself and ask a girl and i get hurt so bad i am depressed and even thinking of suicide its on my mind alot and i am really trying to come out of this i am afraid i don't want to have these feelings i want to be happy and it just won
t happen. advice anything why or give me something.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 05:13.

Is it ok for a 33 year old to have sex with a 17 year old in florida with her consent an parents consent an she is pregnant can he go to jail?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 12/04/2011 - 16:28.

I am a 21 yr old male in missouri can I date and or sleep with a 17 yr old girl, is that leagal

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:12.

I am 17 dating a 27yr old... we have been seeing each other for a little over a month now, and I just tested positive for an at home pregnancy test, I am getting tested by the doctor soon.. but he thinks he's going to get introuble if I am pregnant.. would he?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 10:27.

I am 17 and my boyfriends 18 and we are not having sex but my mom said that she dose not want us dating and that she will call the cops on him if we don't break up but is there really anything that her or the cops can do about it?

Submitted by Sierra. (not verified) on Sat, 11/19/2011 - 11:46.

Okay, so I'm 15 and my boyfriend is 19. My parents disagree with the situation altogether. But we haven't had sex or anything and we don't plan on it til i turn 18.
We go to an academy together for culinary arts. Is there a way my parents could even make it so we couldn't contact at school?? I'm really worried and it would help if I could get some advice on the whole subject..

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 18:52.

what if u are 18 about to 19 in two months and 30 days and your dating a 26 year old male ..can your parent take them to court or put them in jail for just dating or is something wrong with that?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 20:58.

Um yeah so fxck all you arrogant people that see something wrong with something like this. I am a 17 year old woman in NY and my boyfriend is a 32 year old man. I am absolutely in love with my boyfriend and we plan on getting married next year. My boyfriend has never mistreated/ taken advantage of me in any way. My mind mentality is not of a normal 17 year old woman . I am beyond my generation in many ways but am still growing in some. My boyfriend is guiding me in the right direction in this matter. I love this man with all my heart and I don't give a damn about what other people think. Eat shit and die haters :) < that was cildish but I don't give a Fuck about you narcissistic losers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 17:29.

Ha you stupid, stupid little girl! you think your all grown and no one can tell you what to do! I tell you this. You think your in love, well little girl, you have no idea what love is! You should be out with your friends, people your own age and experience life. Instead your going to let a low life man, who probley cant get a woman his own age, or feels like he needs a girl to control. I feel sorry for you! You need to grow up and realize that hes only with you, because he is a little man, and feels all big and mighty with you. Do yourself a favor, get on with your life, go to college and try not growing up so fast. Because once your an adult, your done, have fun with your childhood, and dont let a looser bring you down.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 10/19/2011 - 15:06.

if i'm canadian and my boyfriend is 17 and I am 26, can I have sex with him in florida. Again, we are both Canadian Citizens and would be visiting florida only.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:11.

does a 17 year old have to have parental consent in michigan to have sex with a 23 year old? the age of consent is 16.

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