Question: Can a 17 year old date a 19 year old in Virginia?

What Is the Age of Consent in Virginia? In Virginia, the age of consent is 18 years old. At that age, a person may legally consent to sex with any other adult, regardless of the age difference between them.

Can a 17 year old date a 19 year old in VA?

In Virginia, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

Does Virginia have a Romeo and Juliet law?

Virginia does recognize a limited exception for persons that are under the age of 18, but older than 15. It is usually between 15 and 17 years where you have a gray area in Virginia and you have an exemption that would typically fall under what it is commonly termed as Romeo and Juliet laws.

Whats special about turning 17?

By age 17, most teens have good organizational skills. As a result, theyre able to successfully juggle extracurricular activities, part-time jobs, and school work. But even though many 17-year-olds think theyre adults, their brains still arent yet fully developed.

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