Question: Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in SC?

South Carolina does not have a close in age exemption, often referred to as a “Romeo and Juliet” law. In some states, these laws exist to prevent individuals who are close in age to each other from prosecution under statutory rape laws.

Can a 15 year old date a 20 year old in South Carolina?

In South Carolina, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 15), even if the sex is consensual.

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