Can a 16 year old girl give sexual consent to a 27 year old man?

I am corently in an online relationship with what I found out to be a 16 year old, this girl wants me to meet her by I am not willing to get charged for statutory rape. Hence why I ask this question.

Asked on July 26, 2012 under Criminal Law, New Jersey


Chris Miao / The Law Office of Lee & Miao, PLLC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

No she cannot.  The age of consent in New York is 17 therefore you will have to wait until her next birthday.  You may wish to double check to see if she's really Chris Hansen.  You do not want to end up on To Catch A Predator.

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