Is it illegal to date someone who is 16 if I’m 19?

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Is it illegal to date someone who is 16 if I’m 19?

Asked on January 12, 2016 under Criminal Law, Maryland

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M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

If you by "date" you mean to engage in sexual activity, then you are all right here. That's because in MD, the legal age of consent is 16 years old. This means that the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity is 16 and older.


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