In Pennsylvania, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Can an 18 year old date a 15 year old?
Our advice to any adult, including someone who is 18, who seeks to date a fifteen-year-old is simple: do not. It is best to not claim one is “dating” another person even if one wants to say this. “Dating” can certainly imply sexual contact, which is illegal between a fifteen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old.
Is it legal for a 16 year old to date a 20 year old in PA?
In Pennsylvania: People ages 16 and older can legally consent to sexual activity with anyone they choose, as long as the other person does not have authority over them as defined in Pennsylvanias institutional sexual assault statute.
What is the Romeo and Juliet law in PA?
Romeo and Juliet Laws in Pennsylvania Romeo and Juliet laws are intended to protect two teenagers in a consenting sexual relationship . In order for the exception to apply, one individual must be at least 13 years old. Their partner cannot be more than four years older.