Cherry Hill, NJ asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for New Jersey

Q: My daughter is 17 and I just found out that she has been sexually active with a 28 yr old man. Is this legal

1 Lawyer Answer

Kristofher Beralo

Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The Age of Consent in NJ is 16, which means she can have sexual relation with any individual. However, if this 28 year old man has a supervisory position of power over the teen, then it is a crime.

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