The legal answer is yes they can. While no criminal charges could be brought, as the age of consent in New York is 17, the parents of the 17 year-old are still free to use whatever legal methods at their disposal to prevent this
Can a 25-year-old date a 17-year-old in NY?
In New York, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Can a 25-year-old date a 17-year-old?
There is absolutely no illegality when a 25-year-old dates a 17-year-old.
Can a 17-year-old date a 30 year old in New York?
No laws prohibit dating. Age of consent is 17 so sex is legal.
Can a 22 year old date a 17-year-old in New York?
3 attorney answers The age of consent in New York is 17 so there is nothing illegal in the relationship.
Can a 21 year old date a 17 year old in NY?
In New York, if you are 21 years old or older and have sex with someone under 17 years old and the close in age exception does not apply, then that can be considered a criminal sexual act in the third degree which is a class E felony.