Question: What is the legal age gap in Pennsylvania?

The state of Pennsylvanias laws view sex between a person who is under the age of 16 but at least 13 and somebody close to their age differently than when the other party is much older. The legal age of consent is 16 years of age for statutory sexual assault, and 18 years for corruption of minors.

Can a 40 year old date a 16 year old in PA?

Statutes governing Pennsylvanias age of consent, associated criminal charges, available defenses, and penalties for conviction. In Pennsylvania, 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.

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