Sex

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 11, 2014 07:35 PM GMT

Question

I am a 16 year old girl who has a baby with a 22 year old guy. He had court problems charge or statuary rape when I was 15 years old. Is it still illegal to have sex with him now that I am 16 living in New Jersey?

Answer

Hi Diana,

This really is not a free speech question and is really not my area of expertise. Even if it was, I can't really provide any specific legal advise in this forum.

That said, my understanding is that the age of consent in NJ is 16, sexual relations should not result in any new charges. However, it may be a condition of your boyfriend's probation or parole that he stay away from you. I would strongly advise this man to consult with his attorney before resuming relations in this situation.

Good Luck!

Please keep in mind that information in this forum is for informational purposes only. It is not legal advice and does not constitute creation of an attorney client relationship. Before acting on any such information, you are always advised to consult with an attorney licensed to practice in your jurisdiction who can take the time to review all the facts and laws relevant to your situation.


Question

I have a 21 year old boyfriend and im only 16 years old. Is this legal in the state of indiana?

Answer

Hi Victoria,

This really is not a free speech question, and I am not a particular expert in sex laws, but my understanding of Indiana law is that the age of consent is 16. That means that once a person is 16, sex with anyone, no matter how much older would not involve a criminal statutory rape charge. You can read more on the laws here:

http://www.moraloutrage.net/staticpages/index.php?page=Indiana

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