The age of consent is the age at which the law says a person can agree to sexual activity. If you are 16 years old and above, you can legally have sex (or do another sexual activity) with another person who is 16 years or older as long as you both agree to it.
Can an 18 year old sleep with a 16 year old Australia?
The law criminalises people who have sex with under-16-year-olds. So, if an 18-year-old is having consensual sex with a 15-year-old, the 18-year-old is guilty of an offence and the 15-year-old is the victim. The law gets confusing (and unworkable) where both partners are under 16.
Is it OK for a 18 year old to date a 16 year old?
Its perfectly legal. First of all, there are no laws governing who people can date. There ARE laws governing who people can have sex with.
Can a 15 and 18 year old date legally?
Theres not really anything illegal about the 18 year old dating a 15 year old. However, it gets to be a legal problem if dating means having sexual relations. If you are having sex with this 18 year old guy, then he is committing a felony offense that could make him a sex offender.
Is it illegal to hug a minor?
Is it a Crime for an 18-Year-Old to Hug and Kiss a 17-year-old? Most people probably believe that in this scenario if there was no intercourse then no crime was committed. This is false. Under section 647.6 of the California Penal Code it is a crime for any person to “annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age.”