Is it illegal for a 16 year old to have intercourse with an 18 year old even though he is still in high school?


My boyfriend just turned 18 and I'm 16. Would it be unlawful If I engage in sexual activity?

Yes. It is unlawful for an adult (18 or older) to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor in the state of California. Age 18 is considered the age of majority and the age a person becomes accountable to the "adult" system of justice. This is true even if the 18 year old is in high school. The legal age to consent to have sexual intercourse in California is 18. The 18 year old risks criminal legal action if engaged in a sexual relationship with a minor. The minor would be considered the victim and not be charged. With a 2 year age difference, if convicted of unlawful sexual intercourse, the most probably classification for the crime would be a "misdemeanor" which can include a fine, civil penalty and up to a year in jail; however, the law states that these crimes can be classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, so it could go either way depending on the circumstance.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 23:27.

Can yoou get in trouble if you 18 and haveing sex with a 17 year old? And you both consistent to it? And dont want any charges but the parents want to press charges?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 03/07/2012 - 13:59.

I just found out my daughter is dating a senior in High School who is 18 yrs. old, rumors are that he may even be 19. My daughter is only 14. I already told her she cannot date this boy. What can I do legally to keep this boy away from her and what are my options when it comes to school time?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 02/14/2012 - 22:49.

my boyfriend is 18 and im 16 we had sex and my mom wants to arrest him. does she need any visable proof? i did tell her what happen that he snuck in and we had sex. and a letter that says i had sex but doesnt have his name on it. i dont plan on speaking if we go to court but other than that can he get arrested?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 14:20.

Hello I am 14 and am pregnant by my 18 year old boyfriend that I have been with for almost 2 years both our parents know about our relation ship. What are the laws regarding our age difference and the baby ? Can he be charged for being with me even though our parents don't press charges ?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 01/27/2012 - 20:59.

can a 17 year old male have sexual intercourse with a 15 year old female and how old she has to be to get birth control pills in California

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/24/2012 - 17:33.

My son is 17 will be 18 in april his girlfreind and him have been dating almost a year she is pregnant is there anything we can do to protect him from charges. If her mom, me and his dad get a paper noterized saying we are ok with the relationship she is 16. what can we do?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 18:30.

We started dating in 2007, and we were both minors. But he turned 18 in 2009 and we still want to date. And I just turned 17 this year 9/1/2011. Can he get in trouble now that he is an adult and I'm still legally a minor ?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 10/14/2011 - 08:28.

Im 16 and my boyfriend is 18 and im pregnant. Is there a way too make him pay child support without him being accused of rape?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/10/2011 - 00:18.

If i am 18 years old is it legal for me to be dating a 16 year old?
No sexual intercourse!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 10/03/2011 - 08:29.

What about if I'm 16 and my girlfriend is 18 years old is that still illegal??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 22:40.

my boyfrfiend is 19 years old and im a runaway foster child, i am 17 if he gets me pregnant can he go to jail?? is there any options on what to do??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 07/26/2011 - 18:52.

Ok, so the age of consent is 18 in California. But what about Alaska? I think the age of consent is 16 there. Can someone correct me if I'm wrong? And if I am right, then is it illigel for a 16 and 18 year old to be dating and such in that state?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/27/2011 - 20:44.

Can my 19 year old be accused of sexually abusing his 17 year old girlfriend if the parents are constantly telling him to sleep over. I do not approve of this but the mother is always going against my judgement.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 03/05/2011 - 18:45.

Is it illegal to have sex with a 17-year old when you're 18 and you both attend high school?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 01:24.

I am 16 and my boyfriend just turned 18, i understand it is illegal to have sex. But what about oral sex, can he get in trouble for that?

Submitted by dunsailn on Tue, 06/01/2010 - 06:16.

Yes, it is still illegal.

Yes, even if your parents know you are having sexual intercourse, he can still be arrested and charged with the crime.

Yes, anyone can report it, it does not have to be a parent. Some professionals are required by law to report it if they reasonably suspect.

Yes, he can still be charged and convicted even if you don't testify against him. This would depend on evidence. If you became pregnant, in addition to a criminal misdemeanor or felony charge, he could also face Civil monetary penalties.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 05/31/2010 - 11:31.

well me and my boyfriend have been dating for close to a year, I am 16 and he is 18. My mom and dad know we are dating and know we have sexual intercourse and his parents know also. Can he still go to jail? And how if neither of our parents report it? Can he still go to jail even if I dont testify against him

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