In Florida, it is illegal for a person age 18 or older to have sex with someone under the age of 18, even if the sex is consensual. The reason for this is that minors are not capable of giving informed consent to sex in the eyes of the law. Those who break this law have committed the crime of statutory rape.
Is it illegal for a minor to date another minor?
It can be illegal for two minors to have sex. In some states, having sexual intercourse with someone who is under the age of consent is statutory rape. In other states, however, there is an exemption to statutory rape for when two people who are close in age have consensual sex.
Why you shouldnt date a minor?
It is not just a sex offense to have sexual intercourse or oral sex with a minor. Inappropriate touching, grabbing, fondling, may be “child enticement”. If you are 18 and the person you are dating is 17 1/2, they are still a minor. You can be charged criminally and be labeled a sex offender for the rest of your life.
Can a 15 year old date a 18 year old Florida?
It is not illegal for a 15 year-old to date an 18 year old, but it is illegal for them to have sexual contact of any kind, and that includes kissing.