is it legal


Is it legal for a 13/14 year old to date a 16/17 year old girl? What would their sexual limits be? What if they had parental permission.

Due to the fact that the 16/17 year old is at a legal age to consent to sexual contact, and the 13/14 year old is not, if sexual contact takes place the 16/17 year old may be cited as a juvenile for a juvenile offense. This would be heard before a family court judge and the 16/17 year old would have to appear with the parents to answer for the charges. The outcome, (penalty, fines incarceration etc...) would be completely under the judges control.

A parents consent doesn't over-ride the law.

This would not be a criminal violation as it relates to Michigan's criminal code. A violation of 750.520e must involve a perpetrator who is more than 5 years older than the victim.

The age of consent is 16 in Michigan. This is the legal age that a person may consent to sexual activity.

FYI...Partial representation. For the full text go to the Michigan Legislature website

750.520e Criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree;

1) A person is guilty of criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree if he or she engages in sexual "contact" with another person and if any of the following circumstances exist:
(a) That other person is at least 13 years of age but less than 16 years of age, and the actor is 5 or more years older, than that other person.
(f) That other person is at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age and a student at a public or nonpublic school, and the actor is a teacher, substitute teacher, or administrator of that public or nonpublic school. This subdivision does not apply if the other person is emancipated or if both persons are lawfully married to each other at the time of the alleged violation.
(2) Criminal sexual conduct in the fourth degree is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $500.00, or both.