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It is also illegal for the 18 year old to purchase or share cigarettes or alcohol with the 16 year old.
It is also illegal for the 18 year old to bring the 16 year old to an R-rated or NC-17 movie.
Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a story from one of our readers illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited.Dear Panel, My younger brother got involved in a serious relationship when he was 17. The relationship progressed and he (obviously) turned 18 and she 16. Scared Sister female, age 21, Texas, USA She or anyone else can press charges against him for statutory rape because the age of consent in Texas is 17.They had consentual sex throughout the relationship and got pregnant. But Texas has an "affirmative defense to prosecution" clause, tried in 1999, which may consider the act "not a criminal offense" because he is less than three years older than she is.In many other American states, it would be illegal. You will change and mature as you pass those milestones and deal with the temptations those milestones allow you.
A 25-year old has already passed those milestones, and he is probably exposed to many situations that you are not legally ready to experience.We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.