Question: Can a 16 year old date a 24 year old in Ohio?

According to Ohio family law, yes, a 16-year-old is considered old enough to make their own decisions. Therefore, they can choose to date someone who is older than them, regardless of the age difference.

Can a 27 year old date a 16 year old in Ohio?

Ohio state law doesnt restrict dating, in the sense that two people might go out to dinner and a movie together. However, Ohio law does set the age of consent in the state at 16 years old. Generally, if an adult engages in sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 16, that adult has committed statutory rape.

Can a 16 year old date a 25 year old in Ohio?

According to Ohio family law, yes, a 16-year-old is considered old enough to make their own decisions. Therefore, they can choose to date someone who is older than them, regardless of the age difference.

Is the Romeo and Juliet law in Ohio?

Ohio doesnt have a separate “Romeo and Juliet” statute, but the unlawful sexual conduct with a minor statute does not apply to juvenile offenders (those under 18). Accordingly, if a 15 and 17-year-old engage in consensual sexual conduct, this is not statutory rape in Ohio.

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