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i am 16 years old and currently live with my mother and very much considering emancipation.
in court orders it says i can't date a certain guy(he is 20) until i am 18.
This means an adult who is only a couple of years older than the minor may not be charged with statutory rape or be punished as harshly as a much older adult.
These close-in-age exemption laws, sometimes known as Romeo and Juliet laws, may reduce the severity of the offense from a felony to a misdemeanor; reduce the penalty to a fine, probation or community service; and eliminate the requirement that the convicted adult register as a sex offender. For example, in New Jersey, the age of consent is 16, but individuals who are 13 or older may legally engage in sexual activity if their partner is less than four years older than they are.
This applies even if the parties are in a long-term romantic relationship or the sex is consensual.
It would be for the prosecutor to determine whether any charge should be filed and it would be up to a judge/jury to determine whether he would ultimately go to jail.That person might be a teacher, probation officer, law enforcement official, hospital worker, counselor or a youth group leader.Any of these people will have committed a crime when they engage in sexual conduct with an individual they have authority over, even if that person is above the age of consent.Age of consent is the age at which a person chooses to take part in sexual activity without it being considered statutory rape. S., the general age of consent is 16, 17 or 18, depending on the state.However, some states have lower ages of consent under certain circumstances.