Question: Can you be 21 and date a 16 in Florida?

In Florida, 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 21 year old date a 16 year old in Florida?

Legal Sex Age in Florida In Florida, the age of consent is 18 years old, sexual intercourse with someone who is under 18 is considered statutory rape. There is a close-in-age exemption (Romeo & Juliet Law) allowing minors who are 16 or 17 to have sex with someone no older than 23 years old.

What happens if a 16 year old date a 21 year old?

Generally, it is not illegal for these two to date. Of course, any sexual activity is considered statutory rape, but if there is no sexual aspect to their relationship, then they are probably fine. However, this is a fine line to walk for the 21 year old.

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