If you engage in sexual activity with a minor who is under the Nebraska Age of Consent of 17, you can be prosecuted under Nebraska sexual abuse laws and charged with crimes ranging from sexual assault to first degree rape, regardless of whether or not the sexual acts were consensual.
Depending on the charges, conviction can carry penalties ranging from one to fifty years in prison and registration as a sex offender .
Of which we don't approve and are trying to explain to him the laws without going to our local sheriff.
I have searched the internet and cannot find a good explanation on this dilemma.
Any person not a minor commits the offense of debauching a minor if he or she "depraves the morals of" any individual the age of seventeen years.
There are no set close-in-age exemptions or "Romeo and Juliet laws" to Nebraska's age of consent.
And as far as emancipation is concerned, the only explicitly stated rationale for being declared an adult in Nebraska is marriage.
However, common law controls this process and courts will grant emancipation for good reason, including enlistment in the armed forces or financial independence.
There are no laws against dating (unless of course the parents say no, then it means no).
The laws your "friend" should be concerned with are those of being physical with the very young girl. Any minor of any age can date anyone of any age that his or her parents agree to allow him or her to date.
I'm not going to do your research for you, but I'll help get you started: Google "Nebraska age of consent" Please post where you found that misleading information. There are lots and lots and lots of laws regarding when a minor can and cannot have sex. If by dating you mean go to school functions, hang out at the mall, catch an occasional movie, that's fine, no problem.
Your friend can date the 14 year old if her parents say ok, which I pray that they do not but he cannot have sex with her. As long as the 14 year old's mommy and daddy say it's okay, it's okay.
Anyone who engages in sexual activity of any type with a partner under the applicable Age of Consent is breaking the law and can be charged with crimes ranging from a misdemeanor to a felony (statutory rape) depending on the jurisdiction in which they are prosecuted.