Question: Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Washington?

Because Washington does not have a Romeo and Juliet Law, it is illegal for anyone under sixteen years of age to participate in any sexual activity, even if the couple is close in age.

Can a 18 year old date a 16 year old in Washington?

In Washington, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age.

Can a 17 year old date a 19 year old in Washington State?

No, you are good to go. The law in WA says the age of consent is 16 as long as there is not more than a 4 year age difference.

Can a 16 year old date a 30 year old in Washington?

Many states have laws allowing minors to consent to sexual activity with a person who is close in age to them, although they are below the age of consent. Washington does not have a Romeo and Juliet law, so it is still unlawful for someone under the age of 16 to engage in sexual activity with someone slightly older.

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