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You must be careful. It is unlawful in many states for a n 18 year old to have sexual contact (which is less than sexual intercourse and includes fondling) with a person under the age of 16.
It is not unlawful in the State of North Carolina unless the defendant is more than four years older than the victim or in a position of authority such as parent, teacher or coach.
The North Carolina statute is below.
In the State of North Carolina§ 14-27.7A. Statutory rape or sexual offense of person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old.
(a) A defendant is guilty of a Class B1 felony if the defendant engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with another person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old and the defendant is at least six years older than the person, except when the defendant is lawfully married to the person.
(b) A defendant is guilty of a Class C felony if the defendant engages in vaginal intercourse or a sexual act with another person who is 13, 14, or 15 years old and the defendant is more than four but less than six years older than the person, except when the defendant is lawfully married to the person. (1995, c. 281, s. 1.)
Reread the answer above. It is not unlawful in North Carolina if you are not more than four years her senior. However, every state has different laws. If you decide to travel out of state, you must be mindful that he laws are not the same.
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