Dating under 18 laws
However, it is not an offence if the person honestly believed that you were 16 or if there was less than a two-year age difference between you. For example, if a person is 17 and has sex with someone who is 15, it is not a crime.
But if the person was 18, it is a crime unless the person believed the person was 16.
They may love the person who assaulted them, and not want them to get into trouble or to be mad at them.
It’s normal to be confused and not ready to tell anyone about what happened right away.
If only one of them is under 14 years old, the elderly is basically culpable.
If the law does not consider you old enough to give consent, it means you are not responsible. Many victims who are assaulted by a partner are confused about what to do. Under a law that went into effect yesterday as part of the federal government's omnibus crime bill passed in February, a teen under the age of 16 cannot consent to sex with an adult five or more years older.The bill is intended to target sexual predators, but many youth advocates say that by focusing on age, the new law will confuse teens, make their sexual activities more clandestine and expose them to other risks, including abuse, early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.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.