If a girl is 15 but turning 16 in a month (the legal consent age) and willingly has sex with a 24 year old and gets pregnant, is he at any legal risk?

Asked on February 5, 2015 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The age of consent in most states is 16 or older. Therefore, a minor under that age cannot agree to have sex no matter how willing they are to engage in the act. Accordingly, the adult is at legal risk; this is true whether or not the minor gets pregnant. Additionally, the older the adult, the greater the penalty.


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