Question: Is a 16 year old dating a 18 legal in Illinois?

The statutory rape laws, or the age of consent laws, in Illinois revolve around the presumption that anyone under the age of 17 cannot consent to sexual acts. For example, an 18-year-old high school senior having sexual relations with a 16-year-old high school junior could be found guilty of criminal sexual abuse.

Is it illegal for an 18 year old to have relations with a 16-year-old?

There arent any laws around being in a non-sexual relationship where one person is under 18 and the other over. Once you turn 16 its not illegal for someone to have sex with you no matter how old they are.

Does Romeo and Juliet law apply in Illinois?

In Illinois, there is a limited Romeo and Juliet exemption for criminal sexual abuse. The conduct is still illegal, but someone protected by this exception will face the possibility of smaller fines and reduced jail time than someone who is charged with felony sexual assault or abuse.

Can a 17 year old leave home in Illinois?

2 attorney answers You may not leave home without permission of your parents in Illinois until you are 18. Primarily this has to do with the fact that contracts are voidable if one of the parties is under 18, so you cannot legally get a lease, buy a car, etc, involving a contract.

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