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I am 17 and I will be 18 in September of 2017. My boyfriend is 16 and just turned 16 in January 2017. I live in Maryland and the law is that its okay as long as the person is not 4 years or more older than than the other. So am I still allowed to have consensual sex?
Asked on March 14, 2017 under Criminal Law, Maryland
M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Since your boyfriend is 16 and you are 17, you can engenge in consesual sexual relations under MD law. The 4 year rule only applies if 1 of the partiies is under 16.
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