Im 16 and dating a 23 year old
The first and most important thing to know is that any and all sexual activity requires consent from your partner.
If your partner does not consent to intercourse or any other touching, age is irrelevant to whether or not you are criminally liable.
If someone is under 16 years old, they can have sex with someone within 5 years of their age.
So, for example, a 14 year old can have sex with someone up to 18 years old (as long as the age gap is less than 5 years).
If you have any questions about the legality of your relationship or a relationship you’re aware of, feel free to give us a call.
Ron Ellis is a criminal defence lawyer based in London, Ontario and practices criminal defence law all over Southwestern Ontario, including Grand Bend, Sarnia, Woodstock and Kitchener.
The reality of growing up is that sometimes teenagers will have consensual sexual activity with one another.
Our society does not want these teenagers to have criminal records for this activity, so there is a “close-in-age” exception.
Pennsylvania also recognizes that power imbalances in certain relationships make consent impossible, regardless of age.
Although it's legally 'okay', I believe that six years is way too young unless both people are over 20.
There's just something weird about it that I disagree with :/ This was posted from The Student Room's i Phone/i Pad App It's not illegal and a 6 year age difference is not crazy but at the age of 22 and 16, it's pretty weird.
This provision is in place to ensure that consensual relationships are truly consensual.
Similarly, 16 and 17 year olds cannot consent to prostitution or pornography, as each of those is viewed to be exploitative. Section 159 of the states that the age of consent for sexual intercourse is 18 years.
But 22 year olds that will go out with a 16 year old will almost certainly make my prediction come true. They really like each other, it shows but the guy told her that he feels guilty, and i just wanted to make sure if it was fine, and to show my friend so she wouldnt get so upset. Using the half your age plus 7 rule, the youngest a 22 year old should go out with is 18.