Under the Indiana Romeo and Juliet law, a person may legally have consensual sex with a 14- or 15-year-old if all of the following elements apply: The person is no more than 4 years older than the victim. Both parties are in a dating relationship or ongoing personal relationship.
Can a 18 year old date a 17 year old in Indiana?
Its okay for adults to enjoy consensual sex with 16 or 17-year-olds, but they need to be careful about sexting. Its still illegal for anyone under 18 to share nude photos. It may not even matter if theyre in a sexual relationship. Most charges become far more serious if the victim is under the age of 14 or 12.
Can a 16 year old date a 21 year old in Indiana?
But the law makes allowances: Someone younger than 16 can have legal consensual sex with someone who is within four years of age older and still under 21, if theyre in an ongoing relationship. Each state sets its own age of consent, so whats legal in Indiana may not be somewhere else.