Statutory rape occurs when a person over the age of consent engages in sexual intercourse with someone under the statutory age of consent, also known as a minor.In most states, the age of consent has been arbitrarily designated by statute.It is also illegal for a person over the age of 24 to engage in sexual behavior with persons that are either 16 or 17.According to the Sex Laws website, these laws do not specifically address an adult under the age of 24 who engages in sexual behaviors with a 17-year-old minor.
For example, a state might set the age of consent at 18. What is the legality between people being in relationships and as a seperate answer what is the legality between people having sex.I know as teenagers there are very weird laws about age. The Department of Justice for the Government of Canada outlines the legislation in place regarding the age of consent in Canada.In this hypothetical state, two seventeen year olds who had consensual sex could both theoretically be convicted of statutory rape.Other states imply a different method which, like the federal statute, takes into account the relative ages of both people.In Canada, as of May 1, 2008 the Age of Consent was raised from 14 to 16, with the adoption of the "Tackling Violent Crimes Act". There is a Q&A page on the Government of Canada's Department of Justice's website; but you'll note that the information is not updated, and references the "Tackling Violent Crimes Act". ~~~~~ Excerpt from link about "Tackling Violent Crimes Act" The Tackling Violent Crime Act better protects youth from adult sexual predators by: Raising the age at which youths can consent to non-exploitative sexual activity from 14 to 16 years of age; Maintaining the existing age of protection of 18 years for exploitative sexual activity (i.e. The only age limits concerning dating are that a legal adult (18 ) should not date a minor (18-), but as it stands, if they have been dating since the adult was still a minor it doesn't matter.Typically, it should either be three years up and three years down from your own age.This law states that a relationship cannot turn sexually until both is of legal age (age of consent).If a person is an adult and have sex with someone under the age of consent, that person of age could go to jail. Sexual contact can be considered Statutory Rape or Sexual Misconduct depending upon the state's laws. A person of any age can DATE someone older or younger that him/her without legal consequences. There is no law that states an age limit for you to date someone older.