If you are at least 16 years old, another person 16 or older can have sex with you if you both agree to it.But if you are 16 or 17 years old, it is a serious crime for a person who is in position of care or authority over you (eg.I’ve come across more and more parents like her in recent months who fear they are losing their teenage children to their online worlds.Sarah’s three sons, aged 17, 15 and 14, were on their devices constantly.Deborah Tuerkheimer, a law professor at Northwestern University who previously worked in the New York County District Attorney’s office for five years specializing in sex crimes and child abuse, said that if Weiner is prosecuted in New York, he could plausibly be charged with promoting the sexual performance of a child or disseminating indecent material to minors, both of which are non-violent felonies which carry sentences of between one and seven years of probation.She added that prosecutors would likely also charge him with endangering the welfare of a child, which is a misdemeanor that carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison or three years of probation.She felt isolated and disconnected from them, with no idea what they were actually doing online.
Still others just want people to chat and sext with. "Friends with benefits." "Using apps to find either long-term or short-term partners, but not friends with benefits, may signal a reliance on tech/apps for either commitment or spontaneity, but not for regular sex with no romantic connection," Gesselman says.
teacher, a counseller, a sports coach etc) to have sex with you and the carer/supervisor can be charged.
If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.
The tabloid site first broke the story several weeks ago, detailing the alleged months-long online relationship earlier this year between the then-51-year-old Weiner and the high school sophomore, complete with screenshots of sexually explicit messages and selfies of a shirtless Weiner.
Among the more disturbing details, the girl alleges that Weiner sent her pornographic videos, encouraged her to engage in “rape fantasies,” and asked her to masturbate over video chat.