Andie (adaptation) wrote in law_questions,
In several states (Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, etc) the age of consent is 16 or 17, but it is still illegal for a person over the age of 18 to commit sexual acts on a person under 18 if they're in a position of power over that person.  I want to know is if that's still illegal if the two were to get married.  I know in some states it's legal for a person under the age of 18 to get married as long as they have parental permission.

If the older person in the relationship were the younger person's teacher, and the two got married while the younger person was still in high school/under 18, would sex between them still be illegal?  If it isn't, could the teacher be fired as a result of the marriage?
Tags: age of consent, employment law, marriage
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