my boyfriend is 16 now and i am 17. however next year i will be 18(in june) and he will be 17(in may). i am curious if it will be illegal for us to have sex.
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No. Under § 18.2-371, it is a class 1 misdemeanor for someone 18 or older to have sex with someone 15, 16, or 17 years old.
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No, it is not legal for an 18 year old to have sexual intercourse with a 17 year old in Virginia. As stated in the above answer, Virginia has a statute - commonly referred to as Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor - which specifically prohibits an adult (18 years of age or older) from having consensual sexual intercourse with a minor aged 15-17 unless they are married.
In addition, all sexual intercourse - regardless of age - outside of marriage is the crime of fornication in Virginia.
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