Can a 26 year old be in trouble for dating a 17 year old

That depends which country you are in and what you are planning to do with him/her. There is nothing wrong with just dating, however if things become sexual you could be breaking the law. In the UK, no you would not get in trouble because the age of legal consent is 16. However in some countries the age is higher.http://www.avert.org/aofconsent.htmThis link gives you a table of all ages of consent worldwide. Remeber, if s/he is under the legal age of consent, you are breaking the law and could potentially be tried for indescent assault and you might go to prison.There is nothing wrong with a relationship between two people with a larger age gap than the normal, as long as both involved are happy together.

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