(i know, to be told i look 18 at 23, im doing something right hehe) Nevertheless, we talked on the phone for days about if we should date and what people would say and what laws we might be breaking... Prison and sex offender registry (is that clear enough? That only means that once she reaches the age of consent, then you would not face SEXUAL OFFENSE charges. if im wrong, please explain why in detail other than "you'll get this and this charge"... Even if it is o.k with the parents, if you piss them or her off at any time, you will face charges for that one night.
Now I don't need anyone to get on here and tell me I'm a pervert and I need to find another girl. There are others that you could be at risk of facing, resulting in, once again, jail. It will be like a gun in head relationship, because you know at that age, if you break up, she will be out for blood (or just plain revenge).
And once someone is over the age of 16, the worst that can happen from completely consensual sex is a Misdemeanor in the First degree of Corruption of a Minor, which is punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail and up to a 1000 dollar fine.
So to answer the first post, although some time has passed, as long as she turns 14 before he turns 18 they would be alright, although if her parents really were against it she could get in trouble for whatever reason her parents want to conjure up 16 is the age of consent in the state of Ohio, but there are many factors that play into it.
There are no laws about dating in the Ohio and never have been.
There are laws in place about children having sexual contact.
The young man is understandably concerned and wants to obey the law. Someone else at church said that it would be illegal for them to date and that he could be thrown into jail if someone saw them holding hands or kissing. We are concerned parents and would never encourage our daughter to do something illegal. My response: Here's your "insight." Your daughter's hormones are raging, and she still a kid; a minor. Something's very wrong about these people and their mental skills - - on both ends (the parents, and the adult man). I see that this has been along time ago since you have posted this.
The young man is understandably concerned and wants to obey the law. The guy is an adult - - and I have to wonder about a "man" (an adult) who has "interests" in a child. But you see, I was reading alot of these peoples responses.
I met a girl at a local hang-out and she thought I was 18, and I thought she was 17 at youngest. If her parents don't want you near their little girl, you better abide by that order. In fact, if they know of such activity and DON"T report you, they can also be charged.
Her father has already had a long talk with the young man and he understands the "rules for dating our daughter". He likes her back, but he is afraid to take her out as he is unsure of the laws regarding dating minors. But as IAAL points out, the 20-year-old isn't likely to want things to end there, and that's a legitimate concern for any parent. However, I have to also wonder why ANY parent would even THINK of allowing their 16 year old minor child to date (even innocently) an adult man.
He likes her back, but he is afraid to take her out as he is unsure of the laws regarding dating minors.
I do look young (so I've been told), and she does look older (so she's been told). ANY contact that could be construed as sexual (including kissing, hugging, carressing, snuggling, even holding hands) is illegal. ok so then whats the point of age 16; the age of consent? Is that at that age, only the big dreaded "statuatory" charge can not be brought against you (if you hadn't allready had that hot night), but there are a host of others.
We had a great time, really enjoyed the nite, didn't do anything "bad" (no drinking, sex, drugs...) - we are "smarter" than that But the fact comes down that she's 15 (you'd never guess if you saw her) and I'm 23. If you are so inclined to wait, why are you asking what could happen if you don't? you're confusing me versus what other law websites say as far as i understand, as long (in ohio) as the person is 16, theres not a problem with anything all the way up to sex. You now know, so it is up to you, it is russian roulette. You keep forgetting you allready broke the law when you got hot and heavy.