Question: Can a 30 year old date a 16 year old in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 15), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

Can a 16 year old date a 30 year old in SC?

2 attorney answers Yes, 16 allows a person to consent to sex so the other party cannot be arrested for statutory rape. There is no upper limit to the age of the other person.

16 According to Age of Consent, the age of consent in South Carolina is 16.

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