If you are over 18, please don't date, hang out with, or befriend a minor child (anyone under the age of 18).
I don't care how mature the child seems or looks.
The only thing that matters is the date they were born.
I would check their driver's license. If they are under 18 -- run, run, run.
Well, the criminal charge of statutory rape comes to mind.
You will have to register as a convicted sex offender for the rest of your life.
Sex offenders usually don't do very well in prison! Generally, fellow prisoners don't like sex offenders.
I am not a criminal lawyer, but but here it is in a nutshell -- a minor child cannot consent to sex. Therefore, if you have sex you can be arrested and charged with a crime. You can go to jail.
If you watch the news, this goes for boys and girls.
Even if one parent likes you, remember that there are probably two parents. So the other parent can call the police, constable or sheriff and have you arrested.
Therefore, if you are an adult, don't hang around with kids (anyone under 18)!