Question: How many years apart is it illegal to date in Texas?

17: The age of consent in Texas is 17. The minimum age is 14 with an age differential of 3 years; thus, those who are at least 14 years of age can legally have sex with those less than 3 years older.

Can a 16-year-old date an 18 year old Texas?

Texas statutory rape law is black and white: Its illegal for adults to have consensual sex with minors under the age of 17. So, even if a young man is 18, he cannot legally have sex with a 16-year-old girl under Texas law.

Can a 20 year old date a 15 year old in Texas?

The age of consent in Texas is 17. This means any individual 17 years or older can legally agree to have sex or participate in sexual activities. Therefore, any minor 16 or younger cannot consent to sex with adults.

Is it illegal to date a 15 year old when your 18 Texas?

Any sexual contact between a 15 year old and an 18 year old is illegal. See Texas Penal Code Section 22.011 - Sexual Assault and Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child. Age differential MAY be an issue, but it is best not to go through the process, Wait.

Can an 18 year old date a 17 year old Texas?

It is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape (classified as sexual assault in Texas).

Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Texas?

Essentially, the Texas Romeo and Juliet law exempts teenagers and young adults who engage in sexual relations with teens under the age of consent from being classified as sex offenders. The accusation of having sexual relations with a minor is a serious matter. Your rights, future, and freedom are at stake.

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