Girls parental permission to live and have consensual sex under the roof of her parents house and share bedroom both are 16 year old with. 6 month age difference girl being the younger one
my 16 yr old son is in a relationship with a 16 year old girl she is 6 mths younger her parents allowed my son to move into thier home and allow them to share same bedroom and gave consensual sex they both go to high school I'm ok with this but concerned by experience in similar situations ( they break up girls parents retaliate by pressing stagatory rape charges against boy then goes to prison usually boy will turn 18 girl is 17 has 6 months till 18 birthday concerned mother of innocent teenaged relationship can have potential I'll effects from interfering hypocrit retaliating parents
Your son is probably fine. This is the law: It is against the law in Oregon to have sex with anyone who is under age 18. 'Sex.' in this context, refers to all sexual contact, not just intercourse; and this applies to everyone regardless of gender. Exactly what crime this is, depends on the age of the parties and the type of sexual contact; but it can be quite serious. The rationale for the law is that it is a crime to have sexual contact with someone who does not consent to it; and the law presumes that people under age 18 cannot give effective consent.
However, there is also a limited exception to this rule in Oregon: as long as both partners are over age 15, and they are less than three years different in age, then they are not deemed to be unable to consent solely due to their ages. Technically this is an "affirmative defense" to any charge made based on the alleged victim's age. The state can still bring the charge, in theory, but the defendant can assert their age and the age of the other person as a defense. Of course, the sexual contact must also still be consensual.
(Bear in mind, also, that "pressing charges" isn't a thing. Private citizens can report crimes to the police, but only the prosecutor can actually cause charges to be brought before a court.)
As long as your son and his girlfriend have good consent practices, they are not at risk of criminal prosecution. Be sure they understand about enthusiastic consent, and practice safe sex if they're going to be engaging in a sexual relationship.
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