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Question: I have a baby on the way in December i was 17 when we had sex and she is 14 but i was told she was 16 he mom knows about it but every time i dont do what here mom want when she want it she said im going to press charges and all the

Answer: In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 17 or younger in Arizona are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape. Arizona statutory rape law is violated when an individual has sexual intercourse with a person under age 18. Defenses exist if the victim and the offender are legally married or if the offender is under age 19 or currently attending high school and were not more than 2 years older than the victim when consensual intercourse occurred. Analysis: Arizona has a close-in-age exemption. A close in age exemption, also known as "Romeo and Juliet law", is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent. Depending on the situation, the Arizona close-in-age exemption may completely exempt qualifying close-in-age couples from the age of consent law, or merely provide a legal defense that can be used in the event of prosecution.

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  • I have a baby on the way in December i was 17 when we had sex and she is 14 but i was told she was 16 he mom knows about it but every time i dont do what here mom want when she want it she said im going to press charges and all the

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