Question: Can a 16 year old date a 40 year old in South Carolina?

2 attorney answers Yes, 16 allows a person to consent to sex so the other party cannot be arrested for statutory rape. There is no upper limit to the age of the other person.

Can a 16 year old sleep with a 40 year old?

This means that its against the law for someone to have sex with someone under the age of 16. It wouldnt be illegal for someone whos 16 to have a relationship with someone who is 30 - unless that person is their teacher or in a position of authority. Every relationship is different.

What age is a minor in SC?

18 The age of majority in SC is 18. There are times when a person under the age of majority is treated as an adult and thus, emancipated.

Can a 16 year old date a 20 year old in SC?

Yes, they can date, as 16 YO is the age of consent in S.C. You cannot, however, exchange intimate photos, as ubder age 18 you could both be charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The 20 YO could also be charged

Is running away illegal in SC?

Running away and leaving home is considered a status offense in South Carolina, which means if an adult ran away it would not be a misdemeanor or felony. Therefore, it is not a crime for a 17-year-old to run away from home.

What age is considered a minor in SC?

18 South Carolina law states that a child is a person under the age of 18. However, when used in the context of delinquency and criminal acts, “child” refers to a person who is under 17 (under 16 for some serious crimes).

At what age can a child legally leave home in South Carolina?

Legally you can move out in SC at 17 so you can move out now without a problem with the law. Whether you financially can make that move is another issue.

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