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Can a 21 year old have sex with a 17 year old in new york

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when someone turns 17 can they legally make the choice to have sex with someone in new york that is 21

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Yes. And legally.

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without parental consent?


Yes - as long as both parties consent.


Yes--as long as its consensual.

Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
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Garden City, NY 11530
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Of course there is always the risk on the younger party denying consent later.


Yes but remember that 17 year old girls are very immature and they will have you arrested if you get them upset about anything. Their parents may not appreciate you using their daughter for your amusement and they can cause you problems as well. Be very careful dating a young girl as it can result in your arrest for a number of charges other than rape.

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