Is it legal to have sex with someone who is 15 years old if you are 18 years old?

Question Details: A girl and I have been friends for around a year and now she wants to be more than just be friends. I am 18 years old and she is 15 years old. The age of consent laws in SS are confusing and I do not want to make a mistake before we move further into a relationship. I read about the laws of consent and it says someone who is 14 years or older can consent to having sex with someone who is 18. However, I also read if this happens the 18 year old can be charged with statutory rape?

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