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When is a kid legally a child?

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June 02, 2009 12:01AM

Unsure exactly what is being asked. There is no legal definition the age, or of the meaning of the term, "child." A 'juvenile' means a minor under the law until their 18th birthday. Certain sexual-type exceptions come into play (usually mid-teens) because various states recognize a younger age of consent than others.