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I’m 18 and Dating Someone Underage: Is it Illegal to Have Sex?

September 26, 2022

Via: FindLaw

Raging hormones, butterflies in your stomach, make-out sessions when your parents aren’t looking. Ahh, there’s nothing like young love (or lust).

Many teens are sexually active. But did you know if you’re 18 years of age or older and have a sexual relationship with someone younger, you could be committing statutory rape? Or if you’re both younger than 18, you could still be breaking the law?

So hold off on the perfume and Axe body spray for now. This is a legal issue that unknowingly trips up countless teens. Here’s what you should know about statutory rape laws.

What Is Statutory Rape?

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