Rowlett, TX asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Juvenile Law for Texas

Q: Can a 17 year old boy date and have sexual relations with a 15 year old girl in the state of Texas legally?

(The 17 year old will turn 18 before the 15 year old turns 16. And may or may not have the parent's permission, if that matters)

1 Lawyer Answer
Walker Fults
Walker Fults
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: No, in Texas, someone under the age of 17 cannot consent to sex, in the eyes of the law. Having sex with someone 16 or younger is treated as sexual assault, or rape, just as if you had sex with someone who could not consent for another reason.

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