Technically yes but this is trouble waiting to happen. No 12 year old should be dating and no on under the age of consent (which is 16 on PA) should date someone over the age of consent. There are other charges not involving sex that could be brought when the person who is 17 turns 18.
Can a 13 year old date a 17 year old in California?
No. It is not illegal for a 13 and 17 year old to date.
Whats the oldest a 17 year old can date in California?
For example, if a teenager is 17-years-of-age or younger, he or she cannot legally consent to sexual activity. Therefore, if an adult age 18 or older has sex with someone who is 17 or younger, they can face criminal charges under Californias statutory rape law.
Can a 12 year old date a 18 year old in California?
The age of consent in California is 18. Under the law, teenagers do not have the legal capacity to decide to engage in sexual intercourse.
Is dating a minor legal in California?
In California, 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.
Can you go to jail for kissing a minor in California?
This is false. Under section 647.6 of the California Penal Code it is a crime for any person to “annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age.”
Is it OK to hug students?
(Note on hugging: Do not attempt to hug students. If a student initiates the hug, attempt to have a side embrace or arm over the shoulder. An open door policy usually means that as a teacher you are willing to see students at any time before or after school. This is a good way to establish communication with a student.