My question involves criminal law for the state of: Indiana My name is Jesse, and I'm a 19 year old girl (20 in Jan. But, his mom and step dad think I'm too old for him, and that we'll get in trouble with the law because "things happen" (their words, not mine, I have more confidence in my morals).

We have done nothing that could be considered even remotely sexual, and don't plan to unless we're married.

"Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.

Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.

A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.

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.

He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.

In an interview after his release, Dixon told The Oprah Show, “Freedom is great.

We're getting a apartment, but his guardian is his 18 year old sister how really doesn't like me, I can see him, or talk to him on the phone for over 30 days, she keeps threatening to kick him out on the streets, but..won't let him move in with me... You might want to call the local police department (use a pay phone) just to be sure...

I heard when you're 17, the police can't make you go home, but could I get in trouble for satutary rape when he turns 17? I believe the age of consent is 17 in texas I dont know if he can move in with you You could go to jail (so maybe that's his motivation to stay home) for harboring a minor...

Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.

She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.

rape if you have ,u know..they hardly ever charge a person that is dating a person so close in age. and im turning 18 aug.6,2009 and hes still going to be 16 until Dec.