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

Asked over 1 year ago - Buffalo, NY

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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  1. Marco Caviglia

    Contributor Level 19


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    Answered . Yes. And legally.

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  2. Richard Louis Warner

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    Answered . Yes - as long as both parties consent.

  3. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

    Contributor Level 20


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    Answered . Yes--as long as its consensual.

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  4. John J. Carney


    Contributor Level 14


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    Answered . 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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