Age of Consent Questions for West Virginia

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14 and 18

:: September 01, 2004 03:37

I'm 14 yrs old and I like a guy that is 18....he won't ask me on a date because he says he could get arrested for being alone in the car with someone my age? I live in West Virginia, what is the law about statuatory rape?

Riding in a car with someone usually isn't illegal, and wouldn't be in your case unless your parents forbade it. As far as sexual contact goes, any sexual contact is illegal if the age difference between the two of you is more than 4 years. In West Virginia, this is limited to the sexual organs and the breasts of a female. If the age difference is less than 4 years, there are no restrictions as to sexual contact.