Question: Is it illegal to kiss a minor in New York?

3 attorney answers A kiss is fine - so long as that is all it is. No sex. The age of consent in NY is 17.

Can you go to jail for kissing a minor in NY?

annoy or molest any child under 18 years of age. Kissing with the intent to arouse sexual feelings falls under this section. A short kiss without tongue action does not fall under this section. Violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in county jail, and/or a fine not exceeding $5,000.

Is it illegal to date a minor in New York?

In New York, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 17), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

Can a 17-year-old date a 14 year old in New York?

It is not illegal for a 17-year-old to date a 14-year-old in New York State. If the 17-year-old were to have sex with the 14-year-old (or with any person under the age or 17, for that matter), however, then the 17-year-old could be charged

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