Unfortunately, Kansas is one of the states that has no Romeo and Juliet laws. It means that, in Kansas, any individual who is 15 or younger cannot legally participate in sexual activity of any kind. Doing so could result in statutory rape charges, which could lead to a long legal battle.
Can a 16 year old be with an 18 year old in Kansas?
According to Kansas criminal law, the age of consent is 16 years old. If the victim is aged 14 or younger, the perpetrator could face level 1 felony charges, the most serious level in the Kansas justice system. For those aged 16 to 18, however, they are legally allowed to give consent to sexual activity.
Can a 16 year old date a 14 year old in Kansas?
Under Kansass laws, a person commits the crime of indecent liberties with a child by engaging in any sexual activity with a child at least 14 years old, but under the age of 16. The crime is punished more severely if the defendant and the child engage in sexual intercourse. (Kan.
Is it bad for a 14 year old to date a 16 year old?
Dating is not illegal. Sexual relations can be. If you are not 4 years older it is not statutory rape. But there is coercion that could be alleged now or later if she gets upset.