i’m pretty it’s totally legal to look, enjoy and store the images in your brain for later. actually acting on said thoughts and getting all grabby or worse would probably send you to jail no matter what age the girl/woman is.
I think the point is he was tempted to ask one of the young ladies on a date and was going to try and seduce her. But the age difference makes that last part illegal until the girl turns 18. Dating is OK but no good stuff.