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Can a 16 year old be with a 18 year old in Indiana?
It’s okay for adults to enjoy consensual sex with 16 or 17-year-olds, but they need to be careful about sexting. It’s still illegal for anyone under 18 to share nude photos. It may not even matter if they’re in a sexual relationship. Most charges become far more serious if the victim is under the age of 14 or 12.
What ages can a 16 year old date?
California – The age of consent in California is 18. It is illegal for anyone to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor (someone under the age of 18), unless they are that person’s spouse. California employs a tiered system where the greater the difference in age, the greater the penalty.
Can 16 year old give consent?
The age of consent in NSW is 16 years. The law says that a person under 16 cannot legally consent to sexual contact, even if they want to. Any sexual contact with someone under 16 is a crime in NSW and the other person can be charged with an offence.
Why is 16 the legal age of consent?
The decision to raise the age of consent to 16 in 1885, with higher penalties for offences against girls under the age of 13, resulted from the combination of a child protection agenda and a perceived need to control juvenile sexualities.
What is the age of consent in Indiana?
It’s all about age. In Indiana, the age of consent is 16. Once someone reaches 16 years of age, the law allows them to make their own decisions about their sexual relations. Their adult partners no longer risk charges of sexual misconduct with a minor.
How old do you have to be to get married in Indiana?
Indiana takes a few notable deviations from standard age of consent laws. Marriage: Under Indiana law, it is a defense if the minor is married. The minimum age for marriage in Indiana is 15, and therefore there is an exception carved out to facilitate that.
Is it illegal to date someone over 18?
Simply dating a person over age 18 is not illegal. It can become illegal for a person who is 18 once sex is involved. But the situation you describe is not illegal.