Sc dating laws
Just where to draw the line when the sex is between two minors is hard to determine.
Many States have age gap provisions that can be used as a defense or Romeo and Juliet laws but reform is still needed.
Many of the minors who are convicted of having sex with another minor or both end up on sexual offender lists.
Many times although both minors may be guilty under their States law of statutory rape only the male is prosecuted.
(4) If a person provides to the Department of Law Enforcement a certified copy of the court's order removing the requirement that the person register as a sexual offender or sexual predator for the violation of s. However, the removal of this information from the public registry does not mean that the public is denied access to information about the person's criminal history or record that is otherwise available as a public record.
2012 Update When two minors have sex it can still be a crime in some states.
Teenage couples before either participant has reached the age of consent, or after one has but the other has not, may engage in consensual sexual conduct as part of an intimate relationship.
In such cases, the older of the two participants is technically guilty of rape as any consent between partners, even if freely given, does not meet the standard of law as it is given by a minor.
Arizona: Age of Consent: 18 Age Gap Provision: No* Sexual Conduct with a Minor: A person commits sexual conduct with a minor by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person under the age of 18.
Alaska: Age of Consent: 16 Age Gap Provision: Yes* Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the first degree: Unclassified Felony Being 16 years or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person under the age of 13.
Being 18 years of age or older, the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person under the age of 16 (the offender can not be of authority such as a parent, stepparent, legal guardian, teacher, health care professional, etc. Sexual Abuse of a Minor in the second degree: Class B Felony Being 16 years or older the offender engages in sexual penetration with a person who is 13, 14, or 15 years of age AND is at least three years younger than the offender.
It is reported that over 50% of the teen pregancies are a result of sex with a male over 20 years of age.
Laws to help prevent adults from having sex with minors need to exist.