17 and 21 year old dating
Under this law, an individual who is 24 could legally have sex with a 15 year old, provided it is consensual.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The age of consent is 16 in the District of Columbia.There need be no force, no violence, no trickery, drugging or coercion – the only thing that matters for purposes of being charged criminally is your, and your partner’s, respective ages.Below is a summary of punishments in Kentucky for those found guilty of being outside these lines.A person 18 or older having sex with someone under 14 is guilty of child molestation. If person is younger than 16, but older than 11, there can be no more than a four (4) year age difference for it to be considered consensual. This increases to seven years in prison if you are more than five years older than the person you have sex with. A person who has sex with someone between the ages of 13 and 15 faces progressive penalties that depend on whether they themselves are a minor, and/or whether they are within three (3) years of the other person’s age. A person who is 21 or older who has sex with someone under 17 faces up to seven years in prison. CALIFORNIA: The age of consent is 18 in California.If a person is over 21 and commits either offense, penalties are increased. A person 18 or older having sex with someone between 13 and 16 is guilty of sexual assault. If a person is under 11, a defendant must be at least 14 to prosecute. A person younger than 18 cannot be prosecuted for having sex with someone who is at least 15. A person younger than 21 cannot be prosecuted for having sex with someone who is at least 14. It is illegal for anyone to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor (someone under the age of 18), unless they are that person’s spouse.