My girlfriend wants to start having sex she’s 17 I’m 18 but I want to make sure it’s not illegal to do this and I want to know what’s the worst that could happen if I was caught
Her parents could really angry, but it wouldn’t be illegal. But other things such as sexting or sending nudes could be illegal.
The age of consent for sexual contact in Minnesota is 16. The worst would be an unplanned pregnancy. Or if her parents get PO'd, a restraining order.
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Maybe a fight with an ex or their parents. The age of consent in Minnesota is 16 so there is no crime here.
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