Thanks With no sexual contact occurring, there really isn't much legal basis for stopping it.However, if the parents say the dating must end but it continues, then a charge for Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor might come into play. In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.Individuals aged 15 or younger in Ohio are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.
As Granville, Ohio, attorney Drew Mc Farland notes, the bill imposes a "strict liability" sta ndard, meaning that "even an honest mistake is unforgiven." Mc Farland, who drew my attention to this bill, suggests one such scenario: A mature 17-year-old is lawfully in a liquor-serving establishment and meets a 22-year-old who suggests they go back to his or her place for some sexual fun.
(A) No person who is eighteen years of age or older shall engage in sexual conduct with another, who is not the spouse of the offender, when the offender knows the other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, or the offender is reckless in that regard. No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another who is not the spouse of the offender or who is the spouse of the offender but is living separate and apart from the offender when any of the following applies...
(b) the other is person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person Ohio has five statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state.
This week the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill ostensibly aimed at fighting "human trafficking" that makes it a crime to "solicit" a legal act: sex with someone who is 16 or 17 years old. Since there is no requirement that money change hands, this provision criminalizes ordinary sexual propositions if one person is 16 or 17 and the other is at least four years older when it is the older person who makes the suggestion, .
Here is the relevant provision: No person shall solicit another, not the spouse of the offender, to engage in sexual conduct with the offender, when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and four or more years older than the other person, and the other person is sixteen or seventeen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person.