Ohio laws on dating relationships Personalfreecams
In Ohio, the age of consent for sex is 16 years old.
This means that, generally speaking, someone who is 16 can consent to sex with an older person, no matter what the age difference is between them.
Sex with someone under the age of 16 in Ohio is presumptively statutory rape.
Ohio’s age of consent law currently only applies to heterosexual sexual encounters.
Depending on the age of the offender, this offense can be either a first degree misdemeanor (if the offender is less than 4 years older than the accuser); a fourth degree felony (if the offender is less than less than 10 years but 4 years or more older than the accuser); or a third degree felony (if the offender is 10 years or more older than the accuser).
In addition to possible imprisonment, in Ohio there are also sex offender registration requirements.
This provision applies regardless of the student Sexual assault in the second degree is class C felony or, if the victim of the offense is under 16, a class B felony.