Dating age gap law unfulfilled dating
At this age, “consent” is a legal term, not a factual term.To be blunt, a 17 year old boyfriend who touches, for his sexual gratification , the breasts of his 16 year old girlfriend has committed a sex crime, which could put him on the Illinois sex offender registration list. Sexual conduct with a minor who is at least fifteen years of age is a class 6 felony. Sexual conduct with a minor who is under fifteen years of age is a class 2 felony and is punishable pursuant to section 13-604.01. Of course, "dating" isn't "sexual contact", but if there's a few years' age difference, few are going to believe there was no sexual contact. A person commits sexual abuse by intentionally or knowingly engaging in sexual contact with any person fifteen or more years of age without consent of that person or with any person who is under fifteen years of age if the sexual contact involves only the female breast. Sexual abuse is a class 5 felony unless the victim is under fifteen years of age in which case sexual abuse is a class 3 felony punishable pursuant to section 13-604.01. Sexual conduct with a minor who is at least fifteen years of age is a class 2 felony if the person is the minor's parent, stepparent, adoptive parent, legal guardian or foster parent and the convicted person is not eligible for suspension of sentence, probation, pardon or release from confinement on any basis except as specifically authorized by section 31-233, subsection A or B until the sentence imposed has been served or If s/he isn't 18, keep your hands to yourself.Because of this, situations may arise in which two minors who engaged in sexual relations could report the other for sexual abuse.
Voluntary sexual activity with someone younger than 17 is not “consensual” sexual activity as far as Illinois law is concerned.
Actually, any voluntary sexual activity between two 16 year olds could put both of them on the sex offender registration list.