17 year old and 21 year old

Texas

My daughter has became fond of a 21 year old that was introduced by a friend at school. I do not think they are sexualy active yet but if they were what would my course of actions be? I have told them I do not condone this and really wish he would go and date someone his own age instead of hanging around the girls softball team. Thanks.

A person age 17 may legally consent to sexual activity. At the age of 17, a person can no longer be a victim of statutory rape. In Texas, the statutory rape law is titled 21.11 Indecency with a minor.

If a 17 year old moves out of the parent’s home without permission, (i.e. runs away) this is considered a civil infraction and not a criminal offense. Police will not intervene to retrieve the minor and return them to the custody of the parent unless or until a requisition motion is filed in court by the parent to have the minor returned home to their custody. When a requisition motion becomes a court order, the authorities must carry out the order to pick up the minor and return the minor to the custody of the parents. The parent is legally and financially responsible for the minor until the age of 18.

The other option would be to terminate parental rights, which releases the parent from legal liability.

A minor can petition the court to emancipate under Chapter 13 of the Family Code. This is called “Removal of Disability of a Minor”. The minor must prove to the court that they are self sustained and not reliant on the parents for any assistance financial or otherwise.


Submitted by 17 yrs old and prego bf is 23 (not verified) on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 00:35.

im 17 and my bf is 23 and i was wondering is it legal to have sex nwo that im 17 almost 18? what would happend if i got prego?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 21:05.

I was 21 when i had sex with a 17 year old. I got pregnant and had a kid when i was 22 and he was 18. Can i get in trouble

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 12/26/2011 - 22:35.

Is it legal for you to move out with your boyfriend if he is 21 and i am currently 17 will it also be legal to be sexually active?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/18/2012 - 19:39.

Technically its not illegal but parents can go file a petition with the courts to have you brought back home.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 23:01.

Hello.
im 16 about to be 17 in 3weeks:) but the guy im into is turning 19, 2 days before i turn 17...would it be legal for us to have sex, or illegal? & im almost done with school, i have another year & a half left. how would i go about being emancipated so i can go live with the guy,finish school & start my own family?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 00:03.

I had sex activity with a 17 year old with her consents .And she have got pregnant, wili i get in trouble?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 05/15/2011 - 12:10.

i am a 14 year old girl and i had sex with my 17 year old boyfriend my parents found out and they are threatening to file charges. Will he get into legal trouble even thought i consented to sex and we are only 2 and a half years apart? Will the penal code protect him? (and i am not pregnant)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/20/2011 - 10:38.

Don't get pregnant, and deny having sex with him or he can. Your parents need to be adults and realize the seriousness of pressing charges on him, and he needs to be smarter.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 07/01/2012 - 22:19.

honestly...they said their parents found out...how could they deny? if the boy is not yet 17 he can not be tried as an adult, but you on the other hand are a minor and he could get in some trouble when he is 17 but not much because yall are under the 3 year limit. age of consent depends on what state you are in though

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 04/23/2011 - 15:09.

I am currently 17 yrs of age and my boyfriend is 23. It states here that at the age of 17 it is not considered statutory rape but is there an age limit?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 04/19/2011 - 22:25.

My friend had sexual activity with a 17 year old. Can he get in trouble?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/06/2010 - 11:54.

If i got pregnant at 16 while my bf was 20 but after having the baby i turned 17 and hes turning 21, what kind of trouble can my now ex boyfriend get into if he takes me to court for child support?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 06/26/2010 - 06:15.

I know the age of consent law is 17 in Texas but is it illegal to be in a same sex relationship (20 yr old and 16 yr old) if nothing physical happens besides kissing? How far could the relationship physically, if at all, without the parent of the 16 year old filing charges against the 20 year old?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 18:38.

im 17 and my boyfriend is 20. Iv been told that its legal for us to have sex, but i dont want to get him in truble. what is the age limit?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/13/2009 - 19:37.

I was just wondering if i could get into trouble. I am currently dating a 17 year old but without his parents consent. They do not know about us but if they did, could they do something to me?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 03/22/2009 - 15:01.

I am 17yrs old and i have moved out of my parent's house with consent of both of my biological parents. However, my boyfriend is about to turn 21 in a couple of days...is there anyway my family(i.e. aunts, grandparenst etc.) could press charges of stat. rape against him?

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