Proof comes in the form of pregnancies, medical issues and digital communications that go public. You can refer to our reviews page if you want to know what our clients have to say about us. In the case of Geldenhuys v National Director of Public Prosecutions , the Constitutional Court held that the former difference in the ages of consent had been unconstitutional. If they are more than 3 years older than the minor then they are guilty of a felony. There is also a "close in age" exception for 12 and 13 year olds. That means, for example, that teens as close as a 15 and a 17 year old or a 14 and 16 year old, depending on their birthdates, could be in violation of the law if their relationship becomes sexual in nature. In some cases, the age of consent is higher for example, when there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency.