Though there are some exceptions, the age of consent is 17 in Texas. That means that an older person can lawfully engage in consensual sex with someone who is 17 years or older. Texas law explicitly forbids any person from engaging in sexual activity with a person under the age of 13.
Can a 17 and 13 year old date?
No. It is not illegal for a 13 and 17 year old to date.
Can a 13 year old date a 18 year old in Texas?
As a general matter, this means that a person who is 16 years old can generally consent to have sex with any adult, regardless of age. If an adult (an individual over the age of 18) has sex with a minor between the ages of 13 and 16, the adult may be prosecuted for 4th degree criminal sexual penetration.
Can you go to jail for dating a 17 year old in Texas?
In Texas, the age of consent is 17-years-old. If someone age 18 or older engages in sexual activity with a minor who is 16 or younger, he or she can be prosecuted under Texas statutory rape law, indecency with a child.
Can a 16 year old date a 13 year old Texas?
The question as phrased, the answer is no. It is not legal. If the 16 year old engages in any sexual conduct with the 13 year old, they could face statutory rape charges and the parental consent assuming there was any would have no bearing