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    kdlo206 is offline Junior Member
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    Ok for 17 year old to date 23 year old?

    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Washington

    Is it legal for a 17 year old to date and/or have a sexual relationship with a 23 year old?
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    Blue Meanie is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdlo206 View Post
    What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? Washington

    Is it legal for a 17 year old to date and/or have a sexual relationship with a 23 year old?
    Short answer: No.
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    In most cases, it will be unlawful.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9a.44
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    Quote Originally Posted by CdwJava View Post
    In most cases, it will be unlawful.

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9a.44
    Just to clarify for OP's benefit:

    The age of consent in Washington is 16. However, there are other factors involved. One of them says that if the child is between 16 and 18 AND their partner is at least 60 months older, sex between them is illegal. If one is 17 and the other is 23, then there is more than 60 months between them, so it's illegal.

    In addition, there are other laws involved which are sometimes prosecuted. One of them involves communication with a minor for immoral purposes. This one involves communication with someone under 18 for 'immoral purposes', so assuming that they communicated in some way, THAT law could be applied, as well.

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