Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

If the age of consent in Indiana is 16 & I'm 17 can I date a 30yr old?

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  • 1 month ago

    Yes you can but it's still a bad idea. The age of consent really needs to be raised to 21.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes, you can consent to sex with anyone also over age 16.

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  • Clive
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    2 months ago

    The law has nothing to say about dating.  What IS dating, anyway?  Try to define it in a way that makes it different from what friends could do together.  You can't, can't you?  That's the difficulty with making law - if you want to ban something, you have to be able to say exactly what it is.  Or a clever lawyer can always argue around it.

    So the age of consent is only about having sex, because that's something we can clearly define.  Either you did it or you didn't.  Law has to be about specific acts, or how can a court rule about whether you broke it?

    If the age of consent is 16 and you're 17, then you're over the age of consent and sex is legal with anyone also 16 or over.  There is no maximum age.  So you can do what you like with someone aged 30.

    Whether it's sensible with such a difference in age is another question.  Which the law can say nothing about.

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  • 2 months ago

    You could date a 30 year old if you were 14 or 15. It's not dating that's illegal, it's sexual contact. If the age of consent is 16, you cannot legally consent to sexual contact until you are 16, and the adult who engages in sexual contact with you is guilty of statutory sexual misconduct at some level.

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  • xyzzy
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    2 months ago

    You can date a 60 year old. For that matter you can date a 13 year old. The age of consent has nothing to do with dating, it is about sex. Sex and dating are not the same thing. But if you are asking about sex, once you have had your 16th birthday you can consent to have sex with anyone 16 or older.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    What a damn little fool if you are the female part of this.  Yes you can date anyone but sex is a different matter.  PLEASE FOR god's sake do not get knocked up and stick us the taxpayers to support it!

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  • PAMELA
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    2 months ago

    If you are stupid enough, yes you can, they will have sex with you and then dump you, make sure you use a condom.

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  • 2 months ago

    Yeah just careful about sending pictures, i am not POSITIVE, but child pornography is still against the law until 18. That was the guideline I always went with at least.

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  • 2 months ago

    why the hell would you want to do that?

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, of course you can.....go for it!

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