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Im 18 dating 28 year old

What makes high school relationships less than straight forward is a concept known as “Age of Consent.” The age of consent is the age in which one can legally be consent to have sexual relations.

While most high school students think of the emotional, social, and physical consequences of sex, few consider the legal gray area they might be entering.

The law exist because the Government doesn’t want any child above or even below the accepted age to be exploited by an adult.

Many teenagers first become sexually active before the age of 17. If you are having sex at 15 or 16, are you breaking the law?

The younger the victim is, the more severe the punishment.

Note that this mans if you are 13 years or younger, you cannot legally consent, regardless of whether the other person is the same age or not.

Fortunately, lawmakers in New York took teenage relationships into account.

In New York State, a person who is under age 16 but older than 13 years old can consent to sex with a person who is no more than 4 years older; the crime of the 3rd degree rape only happens when a person over the age of 21 has sex with a person who is under seventeen years old or younger and that person can or may be punished with up to 4 years in prison.

This is just another complication that teenagers need to keep in mind when entering into a relationship, especially as they get older.