Legal age dating
As well as the age limits, the law says that two people can’t have sex unless they both agree (consent).If you don’t agree and someone threatens you or touches you sexually they are breaking the law.Age of consent laws cannot be considered in isolation to other legislation concerning issues such as sexual assault and child sexual abuse.For more information about the legislation concerning these issues, see the report (Quadara, Nagy, Higgins, & Siegel, 2015).If you are under 12, a person can't have sex with you or touch you sexually or perform a sexual act in front of you, even if you agree.If you are 12 to 15, a person can’t have sex with you, touch you sexually or perform a sexual act in front of you if they are more than two years older than you, even if you agree.
If you are a young person seeking advice on sexual relations please refer to some of the following websites: Age of consent laws attempt to strike a balance between protecting children and young people from exploitation and other harms, and preserving their right to privacy and healthy sexual development.
And when those laws are broken — even unknowingly — it stops becoming a parental decision and starts becoming a legal matter. The state has defined an appropriate age of consent, and under Minnesota statute, people cannot have any type of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 if they are more than 24 months older than them.“Sexual contact is also defined as breasts and inner thigh areas,” said Becker County Investigator Kathy Nguyen, who says the level of charges is determined by how far those teens go.