Under the statute, it is illegal to knowingly or intentionally engage in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with any person who is below the age of 18.For example, if you are 21 years old and your partner is 17 years old, it is illegal for you to engage in sexual intercourse or oral sexual contact with your partner.When an adult engages in sexual behaviour with someone below the age of consent, they are committing a criminal offence (child sexual abuse).Age of consent laws cannot be considered in isolation to other legislation concerning issues such as sexual assault and child sexual abuse.States that have online dating laws relating either to privacy or safety: (or that are in the midst of enacting them) Keep in mind that in nearly all cases the only laws in those few states that even have laws relating to online dating are typically laws to protect data loss or require dating site to add to their TOS (terms of service page) if they perform background checks on all new members.99.9% of all dating sites do not perform background checks.
Dickson reportedly told the victim, after picking her up from her house, he was now her "dominant," she was his "submissive." "As long as she did what he said, she would be ok." According to authorities, Dickson raped her and kept her from contacting her mother with her phone.
Federal Laws regulating online dating safety: No laws exist that regulate personals sites or layout a groundwork for safety using online dating sites on a federal level.
States individually have just over the past few years though have begun to enact their own laws which vary widely.
For more information about the legislation concerning these issues, see the report (Quadara, Nagy, Higgins, & Siegel, 2015).
Age of consent laws are designed to protect children and young people from sexual exploitation and abuse.
A recent study by Pew Research in Washington found that 30 percent of online daters search about their possible date before meeting them.