Dating a 17 year old in texas

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or if it was consensual sex that involved no force or violence? he wouldn't ever leave her and he's afraid that if worse came to worse and she became pregnant then he wants to know if there's a way he can be around to watch her and their child.However they knew each other when she was 13 and he was 14 they were born a year apart and she'll be 16 this coming July while his birthday was in January when he turned 17my apologies for not giving detail into the parents.Also, if she lives with her parents, they do have a right to control her movements on dating issues. Basically what I was trying to clear up was that a 17 year old can consent to having sex. Umm..for the purposes of the Alcoholic Beverage Code a minor is a person under 21 actually.Also, the "unwritten" law for the age of consent for deviate sexual intercourse or sexual contact is 17, making your girlfriend "of age" and competence to make any such decision. For the purposes of estates, a minor is a person under 21.

We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?

Dear Reader, We've received more questions about statutory rape concerning age-gap distinctions, so I'll try to answer what I didn't cover in the previous article on statutory rape. Dear Panel, If a minor has sex with a minor – for example: a 17 year guy having sex with a 17 year old girl – is that statutory rape since they are both of "legal" age to have sex?

– Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.

You might encounter one problem - if your girlfriend's parents dissapprove of the relationship, there is nothing you and your girlfriend can do. I do not know how close to age 18 she is, but there is no law against dating, and just to be sure, I suggest not having sex until she is age 18. We arent having sexual intercourse and we do really care about each other. But generally, if you are a minor, and he is 3 or more years older, it is considered statutory rape, which is old lingo for sexual abuse of a child. For the purposes of the criminal justice system, a minor is a person 10-16 years of age and an adult is a person 17 years of age or older.

Until she reaches the age of majority or is recognized as a capable adult through the termination of parental rights, her parents have the statutory right to physical possession of their child and the duty of control and reasonable discipline. It may not be criminal, but if she wants to introduce you to her family, I think you should respect her desire to not do anything without their approval and that you should try to wait and see where the relationship is going before going that far into the relationship. I know below 14 is a bigger deal in Texas, but I've known more than one guy to get into serious trouble for having sex with 16 year old girls. Even when they get out, they will be registered sex offenders. While the age of majority is 18, certain individual statutes define a "minor" differently.

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