Yes, they can date, as 16 YO is the age of consent in S.C. You cannot, however, exchange intimate photos, as ubder age 18 you could both be charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The 20 YO could also be charged
How old can a 16 year old date in SC?
South Carolinas age of consent law means that a child under the age of 16 CANNOT legally consent to sex, and if someone age 18 or older has sex with a child under the age of 16, he or she can face serious criminal charges.
Can a 16 year old date a 21 year old in SC?
Statutes governing South Carolinas age of consent, associated criminal charges, available defenses, and penalties for conviction. In South Carolina, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 15), even if the sex is consensual.
Is 17 a minor in SC?
South Carolina law states that a child is a person under the age of 18. However, when used in the context of delinquency and criminal acts, “child” refers to a person who is under 17 (under 16 for some serious crimes).
Can a 17 year old move out without parental consent in SC?
Legally you can move out in SC at 17 so you can move out now without a problem with the law. Whether you financially can make that move is another issue.
Can a 16 year old boy date a 19 year old female?
Yes as long as the parents of the minor consent to the relationship.