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Is it illegal for a 13 year old girl and a 17 year old boy to have sex.

Houston, TX |
Attorney answers 2


Yes it is illegal. DO NOT DO THAT. You are describing a felony act.


The 17 year old is considered an adult; the 13 year old is not. By law, the 13 year old cannot give consent to have sex. Because there is more than 3 years of age differenct between the two, there is no defense and it would be considered sexual assault of a child.

Cynthia Henley