Your mom is not telling the truth. The crime is having sexual relations with someone under 16.
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No, your friend cannot be arrested for any sexual offense involving someone who is over the age of 16 years. If he is 17 years of age, he can legally consent to having sexual relations with her.
The age of consent in Georgia is 16. If he is 17, then he can give his legal consent to have sexual relations. Anyone under 16 years of age CANNOT consent to have sex in Georgia. The guys mom is not correct under Georgia law.
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