Question: Can a 16 year old and a 20 year old date in Florida?

In Florida, the age of consent is 18 years old, sexual intercourse with someone who is under 18 is considered statutory rape. There is a close-in-age exemption (Romeo & Juliet Law) allowing minors who are 16 or 17 to have sex with someone no older than 23 years old.

Can a 16 year old be with a 19 year old in Florida?

It is legal for a 16 year-old to have consensual sex with a 19 year-old in the physical boundaries of the State of Florida. Her parents cannot press charges for you doing so under these circumstances.

Generally, it is not illegal for these two to date. Of course, any sexual activity is considered statutory rape, but if there is no sexual aspect to their relationship, then they are probably fine. However, this is a fine line to walk for the 21 year old.

Can a 19 year old talk to a 16 year old?

4 attorney answers There are no laws regulating dating, only sexual contact with minors. While the age of consent for the purposes of statutory rape is 16, there are other charges that can be filed against an adult who has sexual contact with a minor (under 18).

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