Again, consent is a legal term, not a factual term.

Illinois has multiple laws in place to protect minors from sexual exploitation.

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At this age, “consent” is a legal term, not a factual term.

To be blunt, a 17 year old boyfriend who touches, for his sexual gratification , the breasts of his 16 year old girlfriend has committed a sex crime, which could put him on the Illinois sex offender registration list.

Sexual conduct is the touching of any sex organ of another.

Voluntary sexual activity with someone younger than 17 is not “consensual” sexual activity as far as Illinois law is concerned.

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse – when a person 17-years-old or older commits an act of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 13; or uses force or threat of force to commit an act of sexual conduct with a minor at least 13 years old, but under the age of 17.

Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse – when a person under the age of 17 commits an act of sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 9; or uses force or threat of force to commit an act of sexual conduct with a minor at least 9 years old, but under the age of 17.

In Illinois, the older partner could also be required to register as sex offender.

Moreover, under Illinois law, when a person under 17 years of age commits a sexual act with another who is under the age of 17, but at least 9-years-old, they are also guilty of criminal sexual abuse.

If a person is in a “position of supervision” of another, the age of consent becomes 18 years of age.