Adult dating a minor law
In prosecutions under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289,in which consent is at issue, "consent" shall be defined to meanpositive cooperation in act or attitude pursuant to an exercise offree will.
The person must act freely and voluntarily and haveknowledge of the nature of the act or transaction involved.
In prosecutions under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289,in which consent is at issue, evidence that the victim suggested,requested, or otherwise communicated to the defendant that thedefendant use a condom or other birth control device, withoutadditional evidence of consent, is not sufficient to constituteconsent.266.
Every person who inveigles or entices any unmarried female, ofprevious chaste character, under the age of 18 years, into anyhouse of ill fame, or of assignation, or elsewhere, for the purposeof prostitution, or to have illicit carnal connection with any man;and every person who aids or assists in such inveiglement orenticement; and every person who, by any false pretenses, falserepresentation, or other fraudulent means, procures any female tohave illicit carnal connection with any man, is punishable byimprisonment in the state prison, or by imprisonment in a county jailnot exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding two thousanddollars ($2,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.269.
Furthermore, it is an offence to meet, arrange to meet, travel with the intention to meet, or convince a minor to do the same, if you have the intention to commit an "indecent act".
More commonly, this offence is known as "grooming".
An "indecent act" is one that, given the “time, place and circumstances”, would be considered indecent by “right minded persons” and is such as to “warrant the sanction of the law”.
Generally, an "indecent act" would be of a sexual nature, but does not necessarily have to be sexual to be considered "indecent".Thank you to those who answered my question in a respectable tone.I understand how a 17 and 14 year old relationship sounds, but there is no way in which I could prove to anyone here that our relationship is not sexual. To JETX: Well, I'm glad to hear your answer considering our "relationship" status. If the 14yo's birthday is earlier in the year than the 18yo (the 14yo will turn 15 before the 18yo turns 19), the 18yo is off the hook because the difference is less than 4 full years.I was reading things online about how it may be possible, but I just want to confirm it. If you know any of the answers to these questions it would be very much appreciated.I can't even fathom why a 17 year old would want anything to do with a 14 year old (except for THAT, of course). (just kiss, no sexual or inappropriate contact) Legally, yes. Lastly, I would like to know if anyone could report me to the police for some sort of charge and possibly end up in trouble without ever actually doing anything wrong. If you mean holding hands and walking through the park, shouldn't be a problem. If you know any of the answers to these questions it would be very much appreciated.A current or previous dating or marital relationship shall not besufficient to constitute consent where consent is at issue in aprosecution under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289.