my best friend is dating someone that has just turned 18 a few months ago. He lives in MO and she lives in NY. she turned 15 a few months ago. just looking out for them. if they had sex would it be legal?
Age of consent in New York is 17. The 18 year old can be charged with statutory rape, even if sexual intercourse with the 15 year old is fully consensual.
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