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Question: If a person was with another before either of them turned 18 and stayed together after, is it legal? the person who is 18 is only 1 year and 15 days older. they had a baby and worried about putting the male on the birth certificate because they dont know if he can get in trouble or not.

Answer:

In Arizona, the following defense may be raised to a "Sexual Conduct with a Minor" charge:

...if the victim is fifteen, sixteen or seventeen years of age, the defendant is under nineteen years of age or attending high school and is no more than twenty-four months older than the victim and the conduct is consensual. [See, ARS § 13-407(F)]

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  • If a person was with another before either of them turned 18 and stayed together after, is it legal? the person who is 18 is only 1 year and 15 days older. they had a baby and worried about putting the male on the birth certificate because they dont know if he can get in trouble or not.

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