When the man turns 18 it is by textbook law, statutory rape for him to have sex with his girlfriend who is still 17..only one year difference.
Technically this guy could be in BIG trouble if the relationship goes sour and the parents decide to press charges.
Statutory rape occurs when a person over the age of consent engages in sexual intercourse with someone under the statutory age of consent, also known as a minor.
Statutory rape is a strict liability crime, meaning that the consent of the younger person or mistake about their age is not a defense.
I wonder if there are statistics on what age is more prevalent in teen pregnancies- I'm thinking it will be 16. My parents were crazy strict and I just did it anyways and covered it up well. Communication is the key, and if you haven't got a good start before they're teens then you are in for a fight.
My parents were 100% open with me, didn't sugar coat anything they told me, and asked me if I was ready for the truth when I asked them a tough question, because that is what I received when they would answer.
Most of the people I know who ended up pregnant in middle/high school were the people who "weren't allowed" to be dating.
Hmm, most of the ones I know who ended up pregnant never even asked if they could date or not- their relationship with their parents was that bad. They had boundaries that were well known but never crossed them.