The Legal Age of Consent is the minimum age at which a person is considered by the law to be legally able to consent to, and engage in, sexual acts.The legal age of consent in the United States varies from state to state, with different ages applicable based on a variety of factors including the genders of the actors, type of sexual act, relationship between the actors, and more.In other words, a person must be at least 16 years old to be able to legally agree to sexual activity.
Age of consent laws vary widely from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, though most jurisdictions set the age of consent in the range 14 to 18.
The laws may also vary by the type of sexual act, the gender of the participants, or other restrictions such as being in a position of trust; some jurisdictions may also make allowances for minors engaged in sexual acts with each other, rather than a single age.
The age of consent is the age at which a young person can legally agree to sexual activity.
Age of consent laws apply to all forms of sexual activity, ranging from kissing and fondling to sexual intercourse.
The term age of consent rarely appears in legal statutes.
Generally, a law will instead establish the age below which it is illegal to engage in sexual activity with that person.
Ergo, if dad wanted to pursue charges against you, he likely could have you charged with something OTHER than a sex crime. And, at the very least, I would seek to obtain a restraining order against you.
Most every state has some kind of laws that make it a crime to interfere with their children.
It has sometimes been used with other meanings, such as the age at which a person becomes competent to consent to marriage, but the meaning given above is the one now generally understood.
It should not be confused with the age of majority, age of criminal responsibility, the voting age, the drinking age, the driving age, etc.
Do not think that simply because she can say "yes" to having sex with you that you are without fear of criminal repercussions.