The fact that your mother consented to yoru dating this man, may lessen her willingness to press charges agaisnt him.
But, the State decides whether to prosecute, not you or your parents.
Sharing a beer, making out, or being around guns are just three examples which could get the adult in trouble. Since she is "almost 18," and since there is parental consent, the wise person would hang with her at her parent's house until she is in fact 18.
Re: minors dating adults (missouri Laws) The laws that touch on yound adults engaging in sexual acts with older minors are clear as to the stautory rape framework.
Action by victim of repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence for protective injunction; dating violence investigations, notice to victims, and reporting; pretrial release violations; public records exemption.“Violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, or false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death, by a person against any other person.“Repeat violence” means two incidents of violence or stalking committed by the respondent, one of which must have been within 6 months of the filing of the petition, which are directed against the petitioner or the petitioner’s immediate family member.“Dating violence” means violence between individuals who have or have had a continuing and significant relationship of a romantic or intimate nature.
The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the consideration of the following factors: The frequency and type of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship must have included that the persons have been involved over time and on a continuous basis during the course of the relationship.
Florida statue 794.05 states the following "Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.-- (1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. (3) The victim's prior sexual conduct is not a relevant issue in a prosecution under this section.
(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to a person 16 or 17 years of age who has had the disabilities of nonage removed under chapter 743.
The clerk of the court shall provide a copy of this section, simplified forms, and clerical assistance for the preparation and filing of such a petition by any person who is not represented by counsel.
Notwithstanding any other law, the clerk of the court may not assess a fee for filing a petition for protection against repeat violence, sexual violence, or dating violence.
It’s having sexual relations when there is too big of an age gap.
The Forum News Service does not always report on the specifics of juvenile cases, but local law enforcement officials say it is a problem they see regularly.
I think you know that, otherwise you would not have written.