However, there is nothing wrong with this age gap, and as long as your parents approve, he/she is a good person, then see each other, take it slow and wait until you are of age.
He's really mature and smart and not to toot my own horn or anything, but I'd say I'm pretty mature for my age too and I don't think my age should matter. :) it will mean nothing when you are 29 and he's 33 like my bf and I. if it isn't legal where you live, wait till you're 18 to have sex.
However, phrases such as this are not actually LEGALLY correct. Oh..then you only have to worry about Class C felonies instead of statutory rape. [QUOTE=confused232]The alcoholic beverage code actually EXPLICITLY defines a minor as a person "under 21 years of age" and an adult as a person "21 years of age or older." Indecency with a child EXPLICITLY defines a child to be a person "under 17 years of age." The Juvenile Justice Code EXPLICITLY defines a minor as being "under 17 years of age" and an adult as being "17 years of age or older."[/QUOTE I think you are making this harder than it has to be, it depends on context of the statement and laws, as shown above, you can have sex at a certain age before you can drink, but since you can have sex, it does not give you the right to buy alcohol. However, there are certain specific statutes that define "minor" as a person under an age different than 18. (Many statutes in Texas define a "minor" as a person under the age of 17 and in one case as a person under the age of 21). States are very specific about statutory rape, child abuse, and enticing a minor for indecent purposes.
I would recommend the 19 year old stop dating the 14 year old before he finds himself in prison. Being specific depends on the legal definition of the law, based on the crime commited. For the purposes of criminal prosecution (like you have suggested), "child" is defined as a person under the age of 17 in Texas. It is VERY written, and is available all over the net.
Good luck Marcy Yes, a 17-year-old can date a 21-year-old, but if they are having sex, the 21-year-old can be charged with statutory rape, which is treated very seriously in most states.
The tricky thing is that the age of consent is 16 (in some states), but you're a minor until you're 18. Borrower's CAPITAL (business networth) or downpayment for the loan.