Hugo, MN asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Minnesota

Q: Can a 16 year old male date a 21 year old female in Minnesota?

The 21 Year Old female is in no position of power over the 16 Year Old, and met through work both as event attendants. The 21 Year Old does work at a school as a special education para, however not in the same school district as the 16 Year Old.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Saint Cloud, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: "Dating" is not illegal. The actions that accompany "dating" - sex, sexting, etc. can be illegal. The sixteen year old is over the age of consent in Minnesota, but this is a terrible idea. Realistically, you have little or nothing in common with this child. Run away as fast as you can.

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