Question: Can a 24 year old date a 17 year old in Michigan?

There is no specific law in Michigan which prohibits a 17 year old from dating a 24 year old. HOWEVER, there are many things which can occur between a 17 year-old and a 24 year-old which could be considered illegal.

In Michigan, a person must be at least 16 years old in order to engage in consensual sex with an adult. The legal age of consent in Michigan is 16 years old. Individuals who are 15 years old or younger in Michigan are not able to legally consent to sexual activity.

Can a 21 year old date a 17 year old Michigan?

The 21 year old would not get in trouble if the sex was consensual. The age of consent is 16 in Michigan. However, the 17 year old is still a minor, and sexting, photographing, or videotaping could still lead to charges.

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