Washington state dating laws dating album
A "photograph" means anything tangible or intangible produced by photographing.(2) "Visual or printed matter" means any photograph or other material that contains a reproduction of a photograph. If you guys have sex before you are 18, you are sending him to jail. Bottom line - wait until you are 18 then date him all you want. The best way to make sure that doesn't happen is to talk to them FIRST. However, if you guys do anything hotter than a kiss on the cheek and you are under 16, he goes to jail. I knew sex was out of the question until I'm 18, but you said if it's anything hotter than a kiss on the cheek when I'm under 16 then he can go to jail. unless your parents take out an order against your boyfriend.In Washington, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual.The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age. I wanted to know about the whole sexual interaction laws in relationships like that too. I really don't know any of the laws when it comes to anything like this. Dating is not against the law - unless your parents say no. You would now be old enough where your relationship would not be covered by existing law... My friend told me you had to be 16 to date someone 21. I know it will be weird, but the last thing you want to do is force their hand.
In 1880, the age of consent was set at 10 or 12 in most states, with the exception of Delaware where it was 7.
(3) "Sexually explicit conduct" means actual or simulated: (a) Sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between humans and animals; (b) Penetration of the vagina or rectum by any object; (c) Masturbation; (d) Sadomasochistic abuse for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer; (e) Exhibition of the genitals or unclothed pubic or rectal areas of any minor, or the unclothed breast of a female minor, for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer; (f) Defecation or urination for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer; and (g) Touching of a person’s clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or breast area for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer.
(4) "Minor" means any person under eighteen years of age.
Assaults of a sexual nature may also be charged under the state’s assault and battery or child molestation or enticement laws (to learn more, see Aggravated Assault Laws in Washington and Child Enticement in Washington).
And for information about rape between spouses, see Washington Marital Rape Laws.