I read that 16 year old can consent to have sex with someone between the ages of 16 through 23 but what if a 13 year old has sex with a 17 year old, can that he be charged?
Yes a 17 year old can certainly be charged under these circumstances. These are potentially very serious charges and you should contact an attorney immediately.
13? That spells trouble. You can be charged with a crime. Stay away.
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This is a VERY serious offense. What you read is true but does not apply to your situation. it is illegal to have sex with ANYONE under age 16 regardless of the age of the other. Consent is not relevant and in fact the statute forbids it as a defense since a person under 16 is "deemed" to not have the ability to consent.
Yes. The 17 y/o is in deep do-doo.
n Florida gender is irrelevant. What is relevant is age, and, depending upon the age, then consent.
A 16 or 17 y/o can, legally / lawfully, consent to sexual relations with someone who is 23 or younger, but not to someone who is younger than 16 (as anyone under 16 is legally incapable of giving consent)..
If you are younger than 16 then your consent, no matter how heartfelt, is legally insufficient and will not be a factor in an ensuing criminal prosecution. Similarly, if you are able to consent (if you are 16 or 17) but you have sexual relations with someone who is either 24 or older or younger than 16, then your consent is similarly legally insufficient and will not be a factor in an ensuing criminal prosecution.
That's the law. Its black and white. No exceptions. No excuses. No wiggle room. If any party is under 16 then its "game over" and a 100% "NO".
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