The crimes and penalties may be harsher if the victim did not consent, if the victim was physically or mentally handicapped, or in other specific cases.
When teenagers begin to date, usually they meet at school and most often, they are the same age.
As teens branch out however, meeting people from other schools, hanging out with people from work and meeting new people in the community, they sometimes date older men or women.
The age of consent under Tennessee Law is eighteen (18).
In Tennessee, adults can only have sexual relations with other adults.
An underage person having sex, even with a significant other, who is much older, is putting that significant other at risk of getting in trouble with the law.
If you have been charged with statutory rape or any other form of rape, or perhaps you are considering charging someone else with rape, contact a criminal attorney in Rolling Meadows, Ill. Attorney Chris Cosley will help you through the court process to get the outcome that you want today.
Essentially what this means is that if someone under 17 and someone 18 or older in Illinois willingly have sex, charges can still be filed against the older person because the partner is a minor.
Although this law typically pertains to men and women that are significantly older than their underage significant other, it also technically applies even to high school students who may only be a couple months apart in age.
Not only is sex a big deal mentally and physically, but also emotionally, and it could be legally too.