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So is it legal in Texas for a adult and a minor to date if the minor just turned 16 and the adult is 21?

Rockport, TX |

I was wondering if it is legal in the state of Texas for a 21 year old male to date a sexteen year old girl? non sexual or sexual? Can they still get introuble though even if they have the parents consent?

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As far as I know that's still statutory rape if any sexual conduct takes place, with or without permission.

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So... Even if they are not having sex? but there is talk that they are?


I agree with the other attorney, it's the sexual aspect that is the problem. He can end up a registered sex offender.

"Dating" is not the issue.

If you are concerned, contact a local criminal lawyer for details.

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