Dating age difference law
One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the Mississippi Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the Mississippi equivalent of that charge.
The emotional, psychological and social consequences of “too much/too soon” can be significant and long-term, the experts say.
Therefore, if anyone of any age, including another 14 year old, engages in sexual activity with someone 14 or younger, charges can be filed.
Certainly, anytime non- consensual sexual activity occurs, additional and extremely serious felony sex assault charges will be filed against the offending party. Let’s say an 18 boy meets a precocious girl who appears to be a “safe” 17 years of age. The girl tells her friend who tells her mother who calls the police because she knows the girl to be 15, not 17.
In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.
Individuals aged 15 or younger in Mississippi are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.