Is kissing a minor grooming?

Does kissing a minor count?

This is false. Under section 647.6 of the California Penal Code it is a crime for any person to “annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age.”

Can you go to jail for kissing a minor?

annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age. Kissing with the intent to arouse sexual feelings falls under this section. A short kiss without tongue action does not fall under this section. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail, and/or a fine not exceeding $5,000.

Can I get in trouble for kissing a 17 year old?

The age of consent in NSW is 16 years. The law says that a person under 16 cannot legally consent to sexual contact, even if they want to. Any sexual contact with someone under 16 is a crime in NSW and the other person can be charged with an offence.

Can you cuddle with a minor?

No, it’s not illegal to hug or hold hands. However, you are still considered a minor regarding sexual related activity. The 18 year old male could potentially face criminal charges.

Can a 16 year old date a 18 year old?

No this is not illegal. Simply dating a person over age 18 is not illegal. It can become illegal for a person who is 18 once sex is involved. But the situation you describe is not illegal.

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