Q: If I am 17 and have a boyfriend who is 19, is it illegal for us to date in the state of California?
A: It is not illegal to date just because you are under 18. However, if you and your boyfriend have a sexual relationship, he could be charged with statutory rape because you are under the age of consent. The law says a female under the age of 18 is incapable of consenting to sex, so be safe and protect your boyfriend from a rape charge. Wait until you are 18 to start having a sexual relationship.
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