The law exist because the Government doesn’t want any child above or even below the accepted age to be exploited by an adult.
(B) An adult who engages in an act of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor at least two years younger than the adult is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed five thousand dollars (,000).
One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the California Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the California equivalent of that charge.
The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim.
When teenagers become sexually active, it brings to their lives a whole host of new complications and confusions.
While most high school students think of the emotional, social, and physical consequences of sex, few consider the legal gray area they might be entering.
(C) An adult who engages in an act of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor at least three years younger than the adult is liable for a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars (,000).