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    Question Age of Consent in Indiana

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    I know that the "age of consent" in Indiana is 16.
    Does anyone know if it matters at all what age the older person is? Is it lawful for a 24 year old man to have sexual relations with a 16 year old girl if she consents?

    I found a wealth of helpful sex laws at the following link, and poured through it, finding no law specifying such a law prohibiting age disparity between them.

    [url]http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar42/ch4.html[/url]

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    Age of Consent

    Max,

    No, a 26 yr. old man cannot have sex with a 16 yr. old girl. That is statutory rape, and I hope he lands in prison. He needs to find a girl his own age.
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    Question help for search

    What is the name of the law prohibiting say, a 21 yr old, from dating a 16 yr old?
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    Indiana Code 35-42-4 et. seq. seems to indicate that the age of consent for Indiana is 18. However, there are other laws that may apply such as custodial interference, encouraging the delinquency of a minor, or other issues involving an adult and a minor.

    Legally, there is no prohibition against "dating" either ... subject to other laws regarding the conduct of minors and adults encoruraging them to be out of control or disobeying their parents, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max888 View Post
    What is the name of the law prohibiting say, a 21 yr old, from dating a 16 yr old?
    The age of consent in Indiana is 16 years old. A 16 year old can have sex with a 50 year old if they wish, unless the older person has authority over the minor. As long as it isn't forced or the minor isn't given drugs/alcohol without their knowledge they can consent to sex.

    Now there are several charges a person could get by being with the minor. Contributing to the delinquincy of a minor is one. If the child has parental permission to be with the other person they can have as much sex as they want. As long as you get her home on time that is... No parental permission for sex is required.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sssicfc View Post
    The age of consent in Indiana is 16 years old. A 16 year old can have sex with a 50 year old if they wish, unless the older person has authority over the minor. As long as it isn't forced or the minor isn't given drugs/alcohol without their knowledge they can consent to sex.

    Now there are several charges a person could get by being with the minor. Contributing to the delinquincy of a minor is one. If the child has parental permission to be with the other person they can have as much sex as they want. As long as you get her home on time that is... No parental permission for sex is required.
    So you joined this forum just to post to a thread that is OVER two year old??
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    Quote Originally Posted by baystategirl View Post
    So you joined this forum just to post to a thread that is OVER two year old??
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