Laws for dating a minor in texas

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I have said little to my dad about it because he's still in the stage of accepting the fact that his little girl is growing up. I have talked to my mom about it, and shes okay with it because she knows about our relationship and how i feel about him.

Join Date Oct Posts 8, No parent can take the illegal, and suddenly make it legal by simply "not minding". What either or both of your parents think is irrelevent. They aren't the ones who'll be doing the cuffing, the stuffing, or the dishing out of any criminal sentence. You don't know my dad were not that close, we barely talk in the first place, he doesn't listen because he doesn't want to listen.

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So I don't bother talking to him about anything. Only reason I even said anything is because if my boyfriend and I stay in a committed relationship I know the conversation is going to come up eventually and I don't want my dad getting pissed and calling rape. Neither of you have really even answered my question.

Adult-Minor Dating in Texas

We are 2 years and 8 months apart, therefore obviously , we are less then 3 years apart. So is it legal or not? I've heard from 2 other people and they said it was legal. And there is no need to be sarcastic, I'm asking a question, so answer it and leave the rest of your comments to yourself. Wow okay, I'm not stupid I know that my parents can't change anything with their consent.

Adult-Minor Dating in Texas Immaturity? Right, I'm more mature and smarter then most people my age.

What Is The Age Of Consent In Texas 2016?

I'm here because in this case I'm being smart and asking other opinions. I love my boyfriend and I don't want him to get in any trouble whatsoever. So if waiting until I'm an adult as well is what I have to do to keep him safe and out of jail then that's what I'm going to do.

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Similar Threads Sex Offenses: By mas2kil in forum Criminal Charges. The age of consent is gender neutral and applies the same to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct. Like many other states, Texas does not enforce harsh penalties for individuals who has sex with someone under 17 as long as that person is not more than 3 years older than the minor.

However, unlike other states, there is a provision that specifically states that the close-in-age exception does not apply to people who are required to register for life as sex offenders. If you have sex with someone under 17 years old and are not married to him or her, you might be charged with indecency with a child, which is a second degree felony.

Statutory rape

If you have sex with someone younger than 14 years old then that can be considered aggravated sexual assault and is a felony in the first degree. Punishment for a second degree felony can range from 2 to 20 years, while punishment for a first degree felony can range from 5 years to life.


If you have been accused of statutory rape you should speak with a lawyer immediately. Don't be added to a sexual predator list - find an experienced criminal defense attorney who will be able to advise you of your rights, help you with a defense, and advise you as to what options may be open to you. Can't find your category?