We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.Could you please tell me everything and maybe show me laws to give me a little more confidence? Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true.Anyone can press charges against you for statutory rape in California, because she will still be younger than 18. Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18.
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