Dallas, TX asked in Juvenile Law for Oklahoma

Q: Can a 16 yr old boy sleep with and have sex with a 15 yr old girl?

The parents can't do anything about it. When the issue is addressed the boy and girl cause a big argument. The girl is the one that talks the boy into how he's acting. Her parents put her on birth control because she's been having sex for awhile now with others. Her dad is in jail and her mom isn't around either. Her grandpa let's her stay at his house but he can't control her. What can be done about this ?

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1 Lawyer Answer

A: Under Oklahoma’s “Romeo and Juliet” law, consensual sex between two minors is not a crime as long as each individual is at least 14 years of age and younger than 18 years of age.

If the girl’s family is as dysfunctional as you describe, you might turn to the boy’s parents or friends to see if they are any more stable and can address it constructively with him.

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