I want to have sex with a 16 year old but the age of consent in my state is Eighteen. Can I travel to other states to do?

Asked 11 months ago - San Francisco, CA

I am a 42 and I want to have sex with a 16 year old but the age of consent in my state is Eighteen. Can I travel to other states to do?

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  1. Greg Thomas Hill

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    Answered . I doubt many attorneys here are going to advise someone how to commit an act that is illegal under California law by going outside California for the specific purpose of doing so.

  2. Robert Laurens Driessen

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    Answered . You need serious help. Please seek a professional with your issues. If you act on this you are looking at severe charges.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
  3. Michael Kevin Cernyar

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    Answered . Yes, you may be arrested.

    The response above is not intended as legal advice since it’s impracticable to provide thorough, accurate advice... more
  4. Stephen Ross Cohen

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    Answered . Sure crossing state lines to commit a illegal act will not violate California law, but did you ever hear of the Mann Act? You would be violating Federal Law and if caught your fellow inmates may want to entertain you in the same way and you are not a minor.

    Avvo can I check the yes box twice?

    My name is Stephen R. Cohen and have practiced since 1974. I practice in Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.... more
  5. William Emil Cassara

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    Answered . You can try and rationalize this all you want, but it is illegal.

    This post is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney... more
  6. Nicholas Basil Spirtos

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    Answered . In some states the legal age of consent is less than 16. But, traveling across state lines in order to have sex with an underage girl is illegal. You could be prosecuted under federal laws and under California law when you return. Probably best to stick with those 18 and older.

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