The father, after instructing Compton and his daughter to end the relationship, was issued a restraining order against Mr. The SJC withdrew the orders on grounds the daughter was not in “immediate danger of abuse,” a prerequisite under for orders of protection.The father in this case may have acted in an extreme manner by seeking a restraining order, but was simply attempting to protect his daughter from a sexual threat.Dear Not Sure, Anyone can "be" with anyone else, regardless of age; it's a Constitutional right (known as "the right of the people peaceably to assemble") given to Americans in the First Amendment.And if you're asking about sex, the age of consent in Maine is 16, and therefore it is legal (but not advisable, in my opinion) for a 16 year old to have sex with a 23 year old.By deeming the age of consent sixteen, Massachusetts endangers children who are ill equipped to make rational decisions or shoulder the emotional and financial consequences of a sexual relationship.Dear Reader, We've received more questions about statutory rape concerning age-gap distinctions, so I'll try to answer what I didn't cover in the previous article on statutory rape. Dear Panel, If a minor has sex with a minor for example: a 17 year guy having sex with a 17 year old girl is that statutory rape since they are both of "legal" age to have sex?The 16-year-old girl at the center of the ruling was dating 24-year-old Gregory Compton of the United Kingdom.The relationship largely took place over the internet using Skype, Facebook, and other social media platforms; however, court documents revealed the couple had planned to meet on three separate occasions.
His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a misdemeanor, and not a felony, because you are less than three years older than she is.I can't tell you "everything" because I don't know everything, but I researched the relevant California penal codes at Ageof Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.
But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18.
"Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.