Is it legal for a 29 year old to be sexually involved with a 17 year old?

Asked about 1 year ago - Elbridge, NY

Is it considered statutory rape?

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  1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo

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    Answered . Yes it's legal.

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  2. Marco Caviglia

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    Answered . It is legal.

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  3. Eric Edward Rothstein

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    Answered . The age of consent in New York is 17 so it's legal.

    I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been doing criminal defense work for over 16 years. I was... more

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