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.
Besides the rising of the sun and the ebbing of the tides, there is perhaps nothing more constant and recurring throughout the generations as young love.
However, for some teenagers in Texas and nationwide, young love can land them a lengthy jail sentence, due to the sex crimes laws on the books.
This means, under Florida law, that it is a sex offense - “lewd and lascivious molestation” - punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, for a sixteen year old to engage in sexual activity with a fifteen year old.
Technically speaking, under the terms of the statute, if two fifteen year olds engage in sexual activity together, they are both committing sex offenses upon each other under Florida law.
Sexual conduct is the touching of any sex organ of another.
This means anyone younger than 17 years of age cannot lawfully consent to any type of sex act involving sexual conduct.Here are a few examples of the heterosexual age of consent in different countries: Essentially it means that if you have sex with someone when you or they are under the age of consent, then you are breaking the law – even if you both have sex willingly.In the eyes of the law people are unable to give informed consent to sex when they are still considered a child.Prosecution for the examples cited above are rare, but they illustrate the nature of Illinois’ age of consent law.An arrest and criminal prosecution is much more likely when there is any type of disparity in age.