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.
In such a case (where the accuser is between 13 and 16 years old), the actor is guilty of the crime of “Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor,” in violation of Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.04(A).
While most high school students think of the emotional, social, and physical consequences of sex, few consider the legal gray area they might be entering.
What makes high school relationships less than straight forward is a concept known as “Age of Consent.” The age of consent is the age in which one can legally be consent to have sexual relations.
For years in Indiana, the age at which a person could legally consent to have sex was 16.
But lawyers for young defendants accused of having sex with 14- and 15-year-olds now can pose a defense against charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
Landis said the law change arose from concern that the ever-widening set of crimes that force people to register as sex offenders was having unintended consequences.Note that this mans if you are 13 years or younger, you cannot legally consent, regardless of whether the other person is the same age or not.If the victim is under fifteen, the punishment is up to seven years in prison, but still older men/women decide to have sex with young girls/boys.Many teenagers first become sexually active before the age of 17. If you are having sex at 15 or 16, are you breaking the law?Fortunately, lawmakers in New York took teenage relationships into account.