Should there be a legal age for dating
But in that respect the law has not changed, says Ms. In the case of, say, a 15- and a 19-year-old, if the 19-year-old is the skating coach, "it would be a crime, as it has always been." "The fact that it's less than five years doesn't make it automatically legal.
Age of consent laws cannot be considered in isolation to other legislation concerning issues such as sexual assault and child sexual abuse."They won't go to a drug store and ask for condoms," she says.It is not a crime for youth under 16 to engage in sexual activity, she points out.Depending on what you are doing and who you are doing it with, sexual activity with a person under 18 years-old is illegal.A person under 18 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity if: What about persons under 16 years old?