13 year old dating a 17 year old
“However, eight out of 10 females reported their sexual relationship with an older male was voluntary.” Scott is quick to point out that even if both partners believe the contact was voluntary, state statutory rape laws are based on the age of the parties involved.
According to NJ law, the age of legal consent is 16 compared to the national age of consent, which is 18.
Use this occasion to connect with your daughter in an even more meaningful manner.
If you’re an adult and you have sex with someone under the age of 16, you can be charged with statutory rape (or aggravated sexual assault) if you’re more than four years older than the victim.
Teen boys and girls feel pressure to have sex for different reasons, but engaging in sexual activity is a means of validation for both.
There is a world of difference between their cognitive abilities,” he says.
“A 15-year-old girl can look 19, but she’s still 15 inside.
As of now, you really don't know the nature of this relationship.