We only held hands like 7 times
Visitor's Question from a 16-20 year old Male
I have a question about the topic "Under 18 / Minor Dating an Adult". In your text, it states "If an adult now touches them at ALL in a sexual manner including kissing, they are sexually harassing that minor." I am 18 and my girlfriend is 14. all we did that was considered "contact" was only holding hands and hugging. We only held hands like 7 times and rarely hugged throughout our 1 year together. Does that mean I am doing illegal?
The advice on the webpage is describing the most strict interpretation.
Different states have different laws.
The only way to find out for sure is to consult a lawyer. I imagine you don't want to or can't approach a lawyer. You can also get advice by calling a sexual abuse hotline. 1-800-856-4673 is a national hotline for sex abuse.
Good luck! George
-- from George
One of Your Friendly Advisors at RomanceClass.com