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How does the age of consent work?

Question Details: My girlfriend and I met when I was 16. I was a junior and she was a freshman. There is 2 years and 6 months between us. The age of consent in my state is 18. However, if they are over the age of 16 and the offender is less than 3 years older it is not rape. I'm nearing 20 while she is 17. However, on paper I'm only 2 years and 6 months older, so would I be fine?

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