Yes...she has to be 17. Doesn't matter if she says she was 17 if she was 16.....still illegal!
Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
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The age of consent in New York is 17. It does not matter what she told you. You should have checked her ID. If this happened, make no further confession on this public web site. If not (yet), do not do it. If you did, consult an attorney.
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The legal age of consent in NY is 17. Het saying she was 17 is not s defense.
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