A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.While dating a minor may not necessarily be illegal, certain activities are prohibited in Ohio.While there is no specific definition of "dating" in Ohio, the law generally prohibits sexual conduct between adults and those minors not of the age of consent.He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.In an interview after his release, Dixon told The Oprah Show, “Freedom is great.
For the purposes of thissection, a "minor" is a person under the age of 18 years and an"adult" is a person who is at least 18 years of age.(c) Any person who engages in an act of unlawful sexualintercourse with a minor who is more than three years younger thanthe perpetrator is guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, andshall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding oneyear, or by imprisonment in the state prison.(d) Any person 21 years of age or older who engages in an act ofunlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is under 16 years of ageis guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, and shall be punishedby imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or byimprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, anadult who engages in an act of sexual intercourse with a minor inviolation of this section may be liable for civil penalties in thefollowing amounts:(D) An adult over the age of 21 years who engages in an act ofunlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years of age isliable for a civil penalty not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars(,000).
If they have sex, state laws vary from it being 1st degree to 3rd degree sexual assault. Different countries have different legislation regarding most things.
Your 18-year-old son is dating a 16-year-old female classmate – no big deal, right?
The minor must be at the age of consent for sexual contact to take place, which varies from state-to-state but is commonly 16.
Some states have added provisions that for adults 21 and over increase the crime from a misdemeanour's to a felony.