Ohio dating laws age
In such a situation, regardless of whether the offender knows the other person is under the age of 13, the sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 13 is statutory Rape, a felony of the first degree.
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I'm older than her by a few years, making her under the age of consent (i believe). Her dad doesn't want her seeing me til she's 18, but we still end up hanging out. We'll kiss and be affectionate, but nothing beyond that. While I know a lot of people think that means sexual consent, the more I read, the more it can mean just the ability to make decisions on your own, including those of sexual nature.
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If a person is in such a position of authority, and engages in sexual conduct with a minor (defined as under the age of 18 under Ohio law), then the person in authority may be guilty of the crime of “Sexual Battery,” in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.03(A)(8),(9), and (13).
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The legal age at which a minor can be charged for a criminal offense under adult statutes is 17.
If a person is 18 years of age or older, then it is a crime for that person to have sexual conduct (including oral sex) with a person who is under 16 years old.
I am not sexually active with her, but her father wants to press charges to keep me away from her.
If we are just seeing eachother for dates, can I get in trouble.