Question: Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Georgia?

Under Georgia statutory rape laws, young lovers can still be prosecuted. Under Romeo and Juliet laws if the defendant is 18 years old and the victim is between 14 to 16 years old, the accused will likely face misdemeanor charges. The most important defense relating to statutory rape is the “Romeo and Juliet” law.

Can a 18 year old date a 16 year old in Georgia?

Dating Laws in Georgia Consensual dating between adults and minors is not a valid defense for statutory rape in Georgia. Regardless of a consensual relationship, sexual intercourse with a person under the age of 16 in Georgia is statutory rape (unless the parties are married).

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