Question: How many years apart can you date in Maryland?

In Maryland, the age of consent is 16 which means anyone under that age is not legally considered to be able to give consent to have sexual intercourse, regardless of whether they say they want to or regardless of how old they look.

Can a 20 year old date a 16-year-old in Maryland?

Nationwide, the age of consent for sexual activity ranges from 16 to 18. In Maryland, the age of consent is 16 years old. As long as the age difference between the couple is within three years of each other and the minor is over the age of 14, a sexual relationship will not be considered statutory rape.

How many years apart can you date legally?

What Is the Age of Consent? Federal law makes it criminal to engage in a sexual act with another person who is between the age of 12 and 16 if they are at least four years younger than you. Each state takes a different approach as the age of consent has ranged from 10 to 18.

Can a 16-year-old date a 13-year-old in Maryland?

Md. Charges can vary based on the age differences between the victim and the offender. Thus a 13-year-old can consent to intercourse with a 16-year-old; but that same 13-year-old cannot consent to intercourse with a 17-year-old.

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