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Can an 18 year old male get punished for dating a 14 year old female?

Newark, CA |

It isn't a sexual relationship it's platonic and there is parent consent

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  1. I am not aware of potential criminal charge based upon association, but, if the dating escalated to sexual activity with a minor there could be potential criminal charges. An 18 year spending significant time with a 14 year old of the opposite sex could be taking a chance.

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  2. Not for dating, only for sexual activity

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  3. The dating portion of this "platonic" relationship is not illegal, any form of sexual activity between the minor and the adult is illegal.


  4. A platonic relationship is not a crime. Once it becomes physical, it is a crime as she is a minor.

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