The age at which a person can legally consent to sexual intercourse in Virginia is 18. However, its certainly not unusual for teens to engage in consensual intercourse with one another before this age. For this reason, Virginia lists allowances for children ages 15-17.
Can a 15 and 18 year old date legally in Virginia?
In Virginia, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Can a 13 year old date a 17 year old in Virginia?
Virginia statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 18. A close in age exemption exists that allows teens aged 15-17 to engage in sexual congress with each other, and minors 13-15 to do the same. Virginia has a close-in-age exemption.