Typically, teen years bring the first dating experiences.It is very common for teenagers to date, and these days, it is also common for that dating to lead to further experiences.However, sexual intercourse between teenagers is often not legal, and it could lead to serious legal consequences.
When your teenage son or daughter is dating a fellow high school student who is still a minor after he or she turns 18 years old, it could be considered statutory rape if the couple engages in sexual activity, even if the sex was consensual.
As long as the other person is still under 18, it is a crime for your son or daughter to have sexual intercourse with that person even if it started prior to your son or daughter turning 18.
This is true even if the minor teenager’s parents condone the conduct because California law pursuant to Penal Code section 261.5 prohibits a minor from consenting to sexual intercourse.
Any prior relationship that occurred before your teenage child turned 18 does not matter. If you are charged with misdemeanor statutory rape, you could face up to one year in county jail and fines of up to $1,000.
An 18-year-old having sex with a minor could always lead to serious statutory rape charges. A felony charge for statutory rape is much more severe.
It is punishable by 2, 3 or 4 years in county jail and a maximum ,000 fine.How you will be charged will depend on the specific circumstances of your case.In California, minors cannot legally consent to sexual activity.That means all acts of sexual activity with minors could be considered rape, even if both the alleged victim and the defendant are under the age of 18.typically occurs when both parties “consent” to the sexual activity, but one of the parties involved is a minor, and thus cannot legally consent to having sex.Essentially, if you are under 18 years old and the alleged victim is also under 18, and you engage in sexual activity with the alleged victim, you could still be charged with statutory rape.