Should an 18 year old be charged for having sex with another consenting teenager?
I put no, but I definitely think there's a gray area. I'm my opinion, an 18 yr old having sex with his/her 17 yr old significant other is different than an 18 yr old having sex with a kid who barely turned 13. Consent is consent, and I think the
law should consider the specific situation. However when rape and no consent are involved its more of an open and shut case.
When dealing within the teenage years, it should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. When I turned 18, my gf at the time was still 17. Technically I was breaking the law, and her parents could have pursued legal action if they wanted.
So technically, you are a sex offender.
True that. It's heartbreaking that there are some actual convicted sex offenders whose "crime" was the same as mine. Where two people who are the same age and sexually involved suddenly become guilty of a sex crime by virtue of a few months.
That depends on the other age..
I'd have left the age of consent a simple 14-16 and wouldn't have complicated it with all of the age difference bracket rules. 14 seems to be the most sensible age to use, but 16 seems to be a more commonly listed age, so just go with that.
No, unless it is my daughter and then I would kill him ;) just joking do not have daughter.
Yes. Of course. The rule is there because children can not give consent. Regardless of their feelings.
Depends on the age of the teenager.
Exactly. 13 is a lot different than 17.
It's circumstantial. If they think they're responsible enough for a sexual relationship, then why should it be illegal - within reason. Probably about a three to four year rule.
They can't think. they do not have the maturity or life experience to make a responsible decision.They can screw up all they want when they can pay their own rent. Until them we have to protect children in any circumstance
I disagree. Age doesn't guarantee maturity. Besides that, many of them are going to do it anyway... It's best that they are well educated on sex and things pertaining to the matter so as to minimize the risk as greatly as possible.
I think there's a 4 year rule anyway. That seems reasonable.
Hmmm, I think an 18yr old with a 14yr old is a bit much. I reckon a 14yr old girl is at the perfect age for an 18yr old to take advantage of.
Well that could just be a senior dating a freshman...
Maybe 3 years would be more reasonable :)
The Minor should have written consent from his or her parents.
lol! That is never going to happen
If the18 year old is having sex with a 17 year old, I don't see a problem. If the other consenting teenager is 14, no way. They're not old enough to consent.
Yeah. I agree, there is some grey area here.
I think a 14 year old can consent. At 14 and 18 you go to the same school.. you're not that far apart. But I do see why people would feel the same way as you.