The answer to this question in international and domestic law is clear: a child is anyone under the age of 18. Thanks to Hughess strength and derermination, the law was overturned, and 17-year-olds now have the right to an appropriate adult in the police station.
Is 17 considered a child?
In all 31 states, a minor is referred to as someone under the age of 18. Minors aged 16 or 17 who are charged with crimes could sometimes be treated as an adult.
Is a 17 year old with a child considered an adult?
Although prosecutors and judges are usually able to pull teenagers out of the juvenile court system and charge them as adults if the crime is severe enough, nine states automatically classify 17-year-olds as adults.
Is it weird for a 17 year old to date a 19 year old?
Your dating relationship is not necessarily the problem. Simply dating someone under age (under 18 in most states) is not a crime. However, a sexual relationship, even if totally consensual is a crime. That is to say, its a crime for a person 18 or older to have sex with someone under age.