Question: Is the Romeo and Juliet law in Ohio?

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.

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.

Is it illegal to date a 16-year-old when your 18?

No this is not illegal. Simply dating a person over age 18 is not illegal. It can become illegal for a person who is 18 once sex is involved.

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