Because there is no such Romeo and Juliet law in New York, it is possible for two individuals both under the age of 17 who willingly engage in intercourse to both be prosecuted for statutory rape, although this is rare.
Can a 15 year old date a 18 year old in New York?
In New York, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual.
Can a 16 year old date an 18 year old in New York?
Dating is not illegal, It becomes illegal if you do anything sexually with him/her. any contact with a child under the age of 17 in NYS is illegal is your 18 or older.