In Ohio, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Can an 18 year old date a 16 year old in Ohio?
Can a 16-Year-Old Date an 18-Year-Old in Ohio? Since the law states that the age of consent is 16, it is possible for an 18-year-old to date someone 16 or 17 years of age. This is not considered statutory rape.
Can a 12 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.