We are not sexually active, but I still want to know if dating is ok. Dating simply means to go to places together and share each others company.
Please include any accurate sites on Kansas law that involves dating a minor. There are no age restrictions on going places together.
Any communications of a sexual nature is illegal... (a) Indecent liberties with a child is engaging in any of the following acts with a child who is 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age: (1) Any lewd fondling or touching of the person of either the child or the offender, done or submitted to with the intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the offender, or both; or (2) soliciting the child to engage in any lewd fondling or touching of the person of another with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of the child, the offender or another.
The following information was pulled directly from the Kansas state legislation website at The following definitions apply in this article unless a different meaning is plainly required: (1) "Sexual intercourse" means any penetration of the female sex organ by a finger, the male sex organ or any object. (2) "Sodomy" means oral contact or oral penetration of the female genitalia or oral contact of the male genitalia; anal penetration, however slight, of a male or female by any body part or object; or oral or anal copulation or sexual intercourse between a person and an animal. (4) "Unlawful sexual act" means any rape, indecent liberties with a child, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, criminal sodomy, aggravated criminal sodomy, lewd and lascivious behavior, sexual battery or aggravated sexual battery, as defined in this code.
If a minor moves away from the home of his or her parents or legal guardians without their permission, that minor can be picked up by authorities as a runaway.
Depending upon the state, there may be an evaluation stage in which the situation is reviewed to insure that the individual is not endangered by being returned to the home.
(c) Aggravated indecent liberties with a child as described in subsections (a)(1) and (a)(3) is a severity level 3, person felony. (a) Criminal sodomy is: (1) Sodomy between persons who are 16 or more years of age and members of the same sex or between a person and an animal; (2) sodomy with a child who is 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age; or (3) causing a child 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age to engage in sodomy with any person or animal. (b) It shall be a defense to a prosecution of indecent liberties with a child as described in subsection (a)(1) that the child was married to the accused at the time of the offense. e minor reaches the age of majority (usually 18) or otherwise becomes emancipated. Criminal sodomy as provided in subsections (a)(2) and (a)(3) is a severity level 3, person felony. (b) (1) Lewd and lascivious behavior if committed in the presence of a person 16 or more years of age is a class B nonperson misdemeanor. (a) Indecent solicitation of a child is: (1) Enticing or soliciting a child 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age to commit or to submit to an unlawful sexual act; or (2) inviting, persuading or attempting to persuade a child 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age to enter any vehicle, building, room or secluded place with intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon or with the child. So, lets say that you are in the mall and you decide you are so in love with the little girl that you pull her behind a rack of clothes at Hollister and lay a big kiss on her. Parents cannot make the illegal legal, only the legal illegal. (c) Criminal sodomy as provided in subsection (a)(1) is a class B nonperson misdemeanor. (a) Lewd and lascivious behavior is: (1) Publicly engaging in otherwise lawful sexual intercourse or sodomy with knowledge or reasonable anticipation that the participants are being viewed by others; or (2) publicly exposing a sex organ or exposing a sex organ in the presence of a person who is not the spouse of the offender and who has not consented thereto, with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desires of the offender or another.