18 year old dating 16 year old laws updating the davenport roughness classification
But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.
Whoever commits any unnatural and lascivious act with a child under the age of sixteen shall be punished by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars or by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than five years or in jail or the house of correction for not more than two and one half years, and whoever over the age of eighteen commits a second or subsequent such offence shall be sentenced to imprisonment in the state prison for a term of not less than five years. CRIMES AGAINST CHASTITY, MORALITY, DECENCY AND GOOD ORDER Chapter 272: Section 16.
Have you ever known anyone who dates that does not, at minimum, hold hands and kiss??
Church has nothing to do with it, that was in your original post.
If it came out offensively, you have my sincere apologies.
Dating is not covered by statute that I have ever seen.