As a general matter, this means that a person who is 16 years old can generally consent to have sex with any adult, regardless of age. In New Jersey, a person aged 13 or older can generally consent to have sex with anyone who is no more than 4 years older.
How old can a 16 year old date in New Jersey?
The age of consent in New Jersey is 16 years old, meaning that anyone who is at least 16 years of age can legally consent to sexual activity with another adult—no matter what age.
Is it legal for a 17 to date 24?
They can date, but the 17-year-old is a minor, so it would be statutory rape if they have a sexual relationship. If they can both wait until the teen is 18 before they consider sex, then itd be okay But, if they dont, the 24-year od would be breaking the law.
Is it wrong for a 17-year-old to date a 25 year old?
There is absolutely no illegality when a 25-year-old dates a 17-year-old.