Legal dating age nc
I also wanted to ask I have a friend and she is 17 and she is dating my boyfriend's brother and he is 20.
“Forcible rape,” as you would expect, is “vaginal intercourse” which is achieved “by force” or “against the will of” the victim.
This provision allows for anyone who is above 16 to have sexual relations with another individual who is no more than 4 years younger than they are.
Thus, a 14 year old and a 17 year old can consent to have sexual activity without fear of prosecution.
In this context, it is enough that a person had sex with the underage party to violate the statute.
This is true regardless of whether the person intended to have sex with an underage person, or even believed they were having sex with a person of a legal age.