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Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.

We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?

First-degree sexual abuse of a minor for someone age 16 or older to engage in sexual penetration with someone under age 13.

Second-degree sexual abuse of a minor for someone age 16 or older to engage in sexual penetration with someone who is age 13, 14, or 15 and at least three years younger than the offender.

Good afternoon, It is absolutely legal for 1 19 year old to date a 16 year old. In California, it is a misdemeanor for anyone to have sex with a minor--under 18, if the other person is not more than 3 years older than the minor. If the other person is more than 3 years older than the minor, they are guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony--depending on how the prosecutor charges the crime, and the penalty can be anywhere from a year in jail to four years in prison.

However, if dating also included sex, that will depend on the state you are in.

As per the criminal laws in Alaska, the law is clear: An offender commits the crime of sexual abuse of a minor in the second degree if (1) being 16 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years of age and at least three years younger than the offender, or aids, induces, causes or encourages a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years of age and at least three years younger than the offender to engage in sexual penetration with another person.

You should find out the statutory rape laws for your area, and proceed with caution. His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.I can't tell you "everything" because I don't know everything, but I researched the relevant California penal codes at Ageof A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have.

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