Originally Posted by jp3975
......Personally, I think that if adults are going to be charged when teens lie about their age, then the teens should be charged too. There is obviously proof here that she said she was 18.
If he legitimately believed that, then why should he go to jail if he didnt realize he was doing something illegal?
What would the teens be charged with?
Wouldn't every teen in a consensual relationship just lie and say they told the adult that they were 18 or whatever?
Check your state law and see if it says anything about "intent" or "knowingly" on the age of consent; most likely not. It probably doesn't even have "reasonable person" language.