Legal age of consent for dating
which means having sex with anyone below that age by anyone over that age is illegal.
However, some jurisdictions use sexual maturity instead of age to determine capacity for consent.
The term “consent” cannot be precisely defined with to make a definition meaningful for any and/or all situations.
Consent must be determined on case-by-case basis, by examining the facts and circumstances involved.
It is also referred to as "legal age" or "majority".
Statutory rape is sex between an adult and a minor below the age of consent. The age of consent varies from state to state, but is generally from 16 - 18 years of age.
There are exceptions to age of sexual consent laws.Many state statutes also specify a minimum age of the perpetrator or an age differential (as at least four years) between the perpetrator and the victim.