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I'm 17 and my boyfriend is 18. Two years ago (when I was 15) my parents separated us for being sexually active.

now that he is 18, can they file charges in him if they find out we are together again over something that happened two years ago? again I live in texas and can move out at the age of 17 if I choose. which I plan to do. we are just afraid that they will try to file charges on him. someone please help.

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They will indeed file charges if you go out to be with him before you are 18. Wait a year. I can't stress this enough, wait a year. And as far as filing for something that happened so long ago, better check and see if the statue of limitations has run out, otherwise they can file on that. You have the potential to ruin both yours and his lives (imagine if he had to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life) if you can't stay away from him until you are 18.

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Nope. They can do what they want at that age.
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We can do what we want at 17 and 18? Or until I am 18?
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You are right.
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I also live in texas, do rules apply all Orr the country or only in some states?
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Maybe it's 16 in Texas come to think of it.. I know it is 18 in NC where I live.
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In Texas a 17 year old can be with an 18 year old.
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It's legal to have sex at 16 in texas, if that's what you're referring to.
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no only if they catch you now that hes 18

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So they can only file charges if they know we are sexually active? Or together at all?
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No they can't.
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no not when you both miners . but now he is an adult if they know now they could file. but only for now not befor
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So they would have to have proof that we are sexually active or that we are just together, period?
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It doesn't matter she's legal old enough to be with an 18 year old.
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i dont think so your mot an adult until your 18 at least thats California law but i think its the entire U S A
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Well if she's 17 she can be with an 18 year old in Texas. My dads a lawyer and I've asked him this before as I am 18 as well.
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no

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No. 17 with 18 isn't illegal.

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Even in the state of texas? You see I plan on moving out this summer and in texas you can choose that as long as you're 17 and up. I'm just afraid if mom catches us together she will file charges. Again she doesn't want u to have anything to do with each other but he is willing to put up with getting in this kind of trouble because he really cares. But mom won't see that, she doesn't even know that we still talk to each other.
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I live in Texas. It's legal. My dads a lawyer and I've asked him before (I'm 18) and he said that 17 is the youngest an 18 year old can be with.
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Are you absolutely positive because I don't wanna ruin his life with him having "sex offender" on his permanent record. I have to be sure of EVERYTHING before I go trough with this.
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No, no, no....

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No, even if they tried the judge would toss it out. If they'd really been concerned for your safety they would have reported it. What they can do is throw you out of their house because you're an adult now- well shortly

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id keep the relationship a secret, then move out when i can, and if u bring out the relationship, they cant really do anything i think.

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No, they cannot file charges, besides, the age of consent is 16, you can legally do anything you want with him now.

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Your Very wrong. Consent is not 16 the law is age of 18
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Not in Texas it isn't, trust me, I know, I live there. 18 is the age of majority, 16 Is the age of consent.
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She didn't say what state this happened in. Some states the age of consent is 14, some 18! I'm guessing in the state she is living in now she can leave at 17 By the way there is no statute of limitations on sexual assault! The parents are more likely bluffing, but I've see a lot of 18 year olds crying themselves to sleep in a cell for that charge.
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I live in texas and age of consent is 16, I can officially leave the house and live somewhere else at 17. But obviously I can't own my own place til I'm 18. Because therefore I can't pay bills til then.
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Retired kop, she stated in the description that she lives in Texas. Anyway, stbtb, you should be fine, don't worry about it.
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I just need to be absolutely positive before I go through with this and my mom finding out cause I don't want him having "sex offender" on his permanent record. Not cool at all.
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He can't be convicted, you are now counted as a legal adult in this matter. However, I would not be s3xually active if I were you, it can and does detroy relationships when done by teens, you may want to hold off on it, just a suggestion for you.
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Thank you much
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FunnyLittleFrog

Try not to throw away your relationship with your parents for a guy. It's best to have them all in your life. The important thing for you right now is to achieve financial independence.

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I don't think at age 17,they can do anything. Look up Statutory Rape in TX. Remember, they will still be your parents years from now but boyfriends will come and go.

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It's always possible they can file charges but not sure if charges would stick. Especially if you move out legally but try talking to your parents. Be open with them because no guy is worth destroying a relationship with your parents. Try to show them the good qualities that this guy has to offer. To your parents he is the one that stole your innocence. You will always be their little girl whom they feel needs to be protected. You need to show them the good qualities that made you fall in love with this guy. Let them see his potential for bring a great boyfriend.

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I har already tried that, the both don't care at all about his existence as long as its not with me.
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If its 17 and 18, its not a misdemeanor. If its over 2 years difference then its a misdemeanor or felony. It doesnt matter now so legally hes ok.

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Without risking splitting hairs here, your priorities should be getting an education and a well-paying job. Sex is what's driving you now. There are more important things in life, like establishing independent financial security. Never should a female be dependent on a male for her livelihood! Love fizzles, think about where you'd be if you left your family home now and you split up your relationship with the boyfriend. Don't burn your bridges, don't leave home on bad terms, you will regret it.

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