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Colorado Legal Ages Laws

Started by RuinousRomanceJune 8, First colorxdo, this is a Homosexual Relationship I'm stating so because the legal dating age difference in colorado differ from Heterosexual to Homosexual. I've been together with my boyfriend for quite sometime now. He recently turned 18 in May. The problem is, I'm Now we known that this may be a problem with the law of New Mexico, so I've been doing research of the state laws of New Mexico.

I've been having trouble finding an actual age limit of Homosexuals dating And when it says dating, it means having sex, according to the law. I found that the dating legal dating age difference in colorado is under appeal at the age of What does that mean for the actual age? Is it under debate? I would like to also know the dating law for Homosexuals in the state of Colorado.

I believe its 17, is it not? Can I have comfirmination? If anyone has the answer for my first question preferingly though, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you orthodox jew dating non-jew your help, everyone. The age of consent in both states is Before you turn 17, any sexual contact between you and your boyfriend is illegal and he can be prosecuted.

Several things to note. First, "dating" is not the same the same thing as sexual activity, and the law does not specify a "dating" age. Second, the law differeence consent for sexual activity is the same whether the persons involved are gay or straight. Third, the law that applies is the state where the sexual activity takes place. Under NM law, it appears that the age of consent for legl is generally 17, although having sex with a child 13 to 16 years old is also not a crime if the adult is no more than 4 years older than the child.

There is a separate provision that applies to sex with any minor by persons in certain positions of trust. Under Daating law, the age of consent for sex is also However, there is more to it than that. If an adult has sex with a minor at least age 15 and the adult is no more than 10 years older than the minor, that is not illegal so long as the minor agreed to the sexual activity. Similarly, if the minor is under age 15 and the other person is no more than 4 years older, that is also not illegal.

There is a separate provision that makes it illegal for persons in a position of trust to have sex with any minor, even one age In both states, because of the 3 year difference in ages, there may not have been any illegal sexual activity here, depending on what age you were when the activity first started. However, you should confirm the coloraso of the law in any state in which you plan to engage in sexual activity to confirm that no crime is being committed. Conviction on sexual offense charges can have severe consequences for many, many years.

Both states have "Romeo and Juliet" provisions that exclude from statutory rape sex with certain minors under age 17 so long as the other person is no more than a certain number of years older than minor. See my previous reply. I'm surprised you didn't see that if you looked at the statutes, and even diference you didn't, the information is included in most of the age of consent web sites I've seen, including coloraso Wikipedia article. Though of course one should never rely on web summaries as they can be inaccurate, but they can provide a place to start.

Thank you for that helpful and vital infomation. We are 2 years and 10 months apart. So in NM and CO its ok for us to have sexual activity as long as I agree? Since I'm 15 and he's 18, its ok for us to be together? I do have one question. If I'm 18 and he's We were dating 2 months before I turned And we haven't had any sexual activity is it illegal??? As you didn't legal dating age difference in colorado the state, no one can tell you what the rules are about that.

This law seems odd, as I see nowhere that agge a 14 year old "consents" to "contact" it is illegal? Criminal sexual contact of a minor. For the purposes of this section, "intimate parts" means the primary genital area, groin, buttocks, anus or breast. The imposition of a minimum, mandatory term of imprisonment pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall not be interpreted to preclude the imposition of sentencing enhancements pursuant to the provisions of Sectionsand NMSA Criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree consists of all criminal sexual contact of a minor in the third degree is guilty of a third degree felony for a sexual offense against a child.

Legal dating age difference in colorado sexual contact of a minor in the fourth degree consists of legal dating age difference in colorado criminal sexual contact:. Whoever commits criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree is guilty of a fourth degree felony. Look at all three degrees of the crime closely. You'll see that in legal dating age difference in colorado to be guilty of criminal sexual contact under any of them, at least one of three situations must exist: None of those conditions appear to be present here.

The xge was age 17 and thus not under age I think most people understand that any sort of forced sexual activity or contact is likely illegal. Finally, there is nothing to suggest that the adult is in any position of trust with respect to the minor. They are simply two people dating each other. I was just pointing coloraro that sexual CONTACT had no intercourse involved, that's all. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment.