Question: What is the law for dating a minor in Illinois?

Under Illinois law, the age of consent for any type of sexual activity is, typically, 17 years. This means anyone younger than 17 years of age cannot lawfully consent to any type of sex act involving sexual conduct. Sexual conduct is the touching of any sex organ of another.

What is the Romeo and Juliet law in Illinois?

Illinois does not have a close-in-age exemption. Because there is no such Romeo and Juliet law in Illinois, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 17 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape, although this is rare.

Can a 17 year old date a 22 year old in Illinois?

Under Illinois law, the age of consent for any type of sexual activity is, typically, 17 years. This means anyone younger than 17 years of age cannot lawfully consent to any type of sex act involving sexual conduct.

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