'A 17-year-old boy was cautioned in August 2012 for an offence of sexual activity with a child.
The case was thoroughly investigated and officers took the decision that the caution would be the most proportionate response as the boy and the girl were juveniles at the time.
Just keep an eye on them When I was 16, I babysat 12 yr olds. At this age and stage I do find it a bit weird even if he is nice.
I guess all u van do is make rules and inforce them.
There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual states, territories, and the District of Columbia. A guilty verdict would result in conviction of a Class B felony sex offense, with a mandatory minimum of 9 months and maximum 20 years imprisonment. By 2007 there had been a proposal to increase the gap to four years to reduce the number of close-in-age statutory rape cases being prosecuted, but three years was selected as a compromise. Any juvenile offender 14 years old or older has the case automatically transferred to the regular criminal docket of the Superior Court by operation of law, and thus stands before the court to be tried as an adult. Because the charge is a sex offense, the juvenile prosecutor can request that the proceeding designated a "serious sexual offender prosecution". Children who have not yet reached their twelfth birthday are deemed unable to consent to a sexual act under any circumstances.
Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years old. It would not matter if the older person did not know of the age difference, or if the younger person lied about age. Consensual (between minors) sexual intercourse over the 2-year age difference (where the minor is under 13 years old) would subject the older minor to a charge of Sexual Assault, 1st Degree, in violation of C. However, the offender would have the same chance to apply for Youthful Offender status (see Sexual Assault, 2nd Degree above) provided the criteria are met. Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Delaware Criminal Code § 770. (a) A person is guilty of rape in the fourth degree when the person:...2) Intentionally engages in sexual intercourse with another person, and the victim has not yet reached that victim's eighteenth birthday, and the person is 30 years of age or older, except that such intercourse shall not be unlawful if the victim and person are married at the time of such intercourse.
And only allow him at his house if you know and trust his parents to keep an eye on them.
To be honest, I doubt the relationship would last long anyway.
At that age 4 years is a huge deal, and they wont really have a lot in common. But hey, maybe hes a great awesome guy and its meant to be!
So the ‘age of consent’ is the age at which, legally, you’re deemed able to make the decision to say ‘yes’ to sex and to engage in sexual activity.
In the UK, this is 16 – but you might feel ready earlier or later than that.