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In mississippi is it legal for a 17 year old girl date a 24 year old man?

Poplarville, MS |

i am a 17 year old girl with a 24 year old boyfriend and im happy with him but dont want him in trouble

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You should be okay dating a 24 year-old. The "age of consent" in Mississippi is 16, so you don't have to worry about him getting charged with statutory rape.

PLEASE NOTE: The above statement does not apply if he is in a so-called "position of trust" (your coach, teacher, etc.). In that case, the age of consent is 18.

Curt Crowley