Did some reading on this - Despite it being 18, Cali might be a huge joke on enforcing that. They have loopholes that allow defendants to downgrade the charge to a misdemeanor, and further research shows some cases if there's a continued relationship into adult hood - which it seems like there was - its knocked down and they usually get a small fine (under 1k) and probation. See "Wobbler crime" when reviewing cali.The better case is Ryan fucking Michelle out in Los Angeles, California. THAT is problematic on account of the AoC being 18 in Cali, and her being 17.
So like. would he even be guilty? Seems like IF this went to court even in Cali he would get less time and damage than someone smoking the ole reefer. A good lawyer opposite of him could probably get him in as a felon and jail time though.
Like, hes a POS and everyone should know it. Predatory manipulative and everything. But turns out the laws are pretty wack as well.