Under California Penal Code Section 261.5, it is a crime for any person to have sexual intercourse with any other person who is both under the age of 18 and who is not the spouse of the person accused of the crime. Notice the law says that it is illegal for any person to do this.
Is it illegal for two minors to sleep in the same bed?
Having sex with someone below the age of consent is statutory rape -- a crime. In general, when two minors under the age of consent engage in consensual sex with one another, they are both open to statutory rape charges.
Can two minors kiss in California?
Kissing, normally yes, if youre both about the same age. It is sex with minors that is prohibited.
Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in California?
Although there is no Romeo and Juliet law in California, a criminal defense lawyer can help you develop a defense to statutory rape. If you are facing a statutory rape charge in California, you need an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer to protect your rights and freedom.