33 year old having sex with 17 year old in Nebraska
It is not statutory rape. The age of consent is 17.
It is "creepy"
There is a rule of thumb is that it’s only OK to be interested in someone who is one-half your age plus seven years. This gives rise to the social “Creepiness Formula:”
Dating someone that is older than (½ your age + 7) = Not Creepy
and the converse,
Dating someone that is younger than (½ your age + 7) = Creepy
According to the formula, it is not creepy for an 33-year-old to date a 23-year-old but dating anyone younger is “Creepy.”
I have been practicing law for over 40 years and am a former prosecutor. I strongly advise against this. I have seen people sent to prison because someone changes their mind and lies about what happened. This is more likely to happen with a 17-year-old than it is with a 25-year-old (although that is no guarantee). The technical term when I was your age was "jail bait."
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The age of consent in Nebraska is 16. However, Nebraska has a law prohibiting "lewdly inducing" a person under 17 to "carnally know" any other person.
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