Girl laws for dating
Voluntary sexual activity with someone younger than 17 is not “consensual” sexual activity as far as Illinois law is concerned.At this age, “consent” is a legal term, not a factual term.Emotional damage aside, there are a lot of illegal things happening there, starting with the teenage girl.“She could possibly get charged with distributing it,” said Miller, who says the way the law is currently written, even though it is a picture of herself, it is still child pornography and she is still distributing it.“And the boyfriend would not only be in possession of child pornography, but if he sends it out to his friends, he would then also be distributing it,” said Miller, who goes on to say that the friends who receive it could potentially also be charged with possession of child pornography if it’s found on their devices.Warning Local law enforcement officials know that for every one case of teens illegally “dating” that gets to them, there are exponentially more they won’t see.“But we’re getting into the prom season, and we just want people to be aware because there are a lot of potential issues there,” said Glander, “You could have a 10th grader who isn’t 16 yet dating a senior who is 17 or 18.For this, the age applicable is anybody under the age of 18 — no matter the age difference.A common scenario: a young teenage girl sends her boyfriend a nude photo of herself, they break up and he sends it to all of his friends, who then send it to their friends.
An affirmative defense to any sex crime where the “victim” is under the age of consent is that the accused reasonably believed that the “victim” was of legal age.
In other words, the accused had a valid reason to believe that the other persons age was at, or beyond, the legal age of consent.
If a person is in a “position of supervision” of another, the age of consent becomes 18 years of age.
-- Two northwestern Minnesota teenagers from Becker County -- considered juveniles -- have recently been charged with felony crimes that not all teens or their parents even know about.
It’s having sexual relations when there is too big of an age gap.
Charges can range from fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct all the way up to an automatic felony if it’s proven there was sexual penetration.