Question: Can a 16 year old date a 19 year old in Minnesota?

Generally, this means that as long as both partners are older than 16, any age difference between them does not matter. The age of consent law in Minnesota only applies to heterosexual conduct, and the state currently has no valid statute which sets the age of consent for homosexual conduct.

What happens if a 19 year old date a 16 year old?

There are no laws regulating dating, only sexual contact with minors. While the age of consent for the purposes of statutory rape is 16, there are other charges that can be filed against an adult who has sexual contact with a minor (under 18).

In New South Wales, the age of consent is fixed by law at 16 for both heterosexual and homosexual sex. It is important to understand that it is not a crime for children under 16 to have sex! The law criminalises people who have sex with under-16-year-olds.

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