Question: Can a 40 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.

16 years old What Is the Age of Consent for Sex in Ohio? In Ohio, the age of consent for sex is 16 years old. This means that, generally speaking, someone who is 16 can consent to sex with an older person, no matter what the age difference is between them.

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Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Ohio?

Generally, yes. 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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