Tampa, FL asked in Juvenile Law for Georgia

Q: Can a 17 year old date a 22 year old? And what's legal in terms of sexual activity in Georgia??

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Alexia Dawn Davis
Alexia Dawn Davis
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Augusta-Richmond County (Balance), GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: The age of consent in Georgia is 16 years old. Persons who engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16 can be charged with a host of offenses including child molestation, statutory rape, and aggravated child molestation. As long as parties older than 16 years old consent in the behavior, it is unlikely that it will result in criminal accusations. Accusations may arise if the consent becomes an issue.

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