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Age of Consent & Underage Relationships

Can a 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old female legally have a relationship in Maryland?

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02/11/2007

*Yes, if the relationship is one of a dating nature; no, if the relationship is one of consensual sex. *Depends on your definition of relationship. The age of consent in Maryland is 16, so it would be statutory rape to have a physical relationship.