Question: Can a 16 year old date a 19 year old in California?

In CA, 18 years is the age of consent. That means that before a child turns 18, theyre not capable to consenting to sexual conduct. That said, dating him is not a crime. The crime would occur if you had contact of a sexual nature with him.

Is it okay for a 19 year old to date a 16 year old?

4 attorney answers There are no laws regulating dating, only sexual contact with minors. While the age of consent for the purposes of statutory rape is 16, there are other charges that can be filed against an adult who has sexual contact with a minor (under 18).

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