I'm 17 . My boyfriend is 15. Is this relationship still legal once I turn 18?

Asked over 1 year ago - Hamburg, NY

My birthday is in July
His is in October.

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  1. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . You can date but you can't have sex because the age of consent in NY is 17.

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  2. Jayson Lutzky

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    Answered . Age of consent in NY is 17.

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  3. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . A person engaging in "sexual conduct" (which includes no intercourse activity) with someone who is incapable of consent (i.e. is under 17 y.o), is committing an A misdemeanor, and there are NO defenses.

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