Law on dating a minor


A current or previous dating or marital relationship shall not besufficient to constitute consent where consent is at issue in aprosecution under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289.

Nothing in this section shall affect the admissibility of evidenceor the burden of proof on the issue of consent.261.7.

(3) In addition to any punishment imposed under this section, thejudge may assess a fine not to exceed seventy dollars () againstany person who violates this section with the proceeds of this fineto be used in accordance with Section 1463.23.

In prosecutions under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289,in which consent is at issue, evidence that the victim suggested,requested, or otherwise communicated to the defendant that thedefendant use a condom or other birth control device, withoutadditional evidence of consent, is not sufficient to constituteconsent.266.

Every person who inveigles or entices any unmarried female, ofprevious chaste character, under the age of 18 years, into anyhouse of ill fame, or of assignation, or elsewhere, for the purposeof prostitution, or to have illicit carnal connection with any man;and every person who aids or assists in such inveiglement orenticement; and every person who, by any false pretenses, falserepresentation, or other fraudulent means, procures any female tohave illicit carnal connection with any man, is punishable byimprisonment in the state prison, or by imprisonment in a county jailnot exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding two thousanddollars ($2,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.269.

In the United States, where the age of majority is set by the individual states, minor usually refers to someone under the age of 18 but can, in some states, be used in certain areas (such as casino gambling, handgun ownership and the consuming of alcohol) to define someone under the age of 21.

In the criminal justice system in some places, "minor" is not entirely consistent, as a minor may be tried and punished for a crime either as a "juvenile" or, usually only for "extremely serious crimes" such as murder, as an "adult".

(c) The court shall impose a consecutive sentence for each offensethat results in a conviction under this section if the crimesinvolve separate victims or involve the same victim on separateoccasions as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 667.6.