The Ohio Age of Consent is 16 years old. In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity. Individuals aged 15 or younger in Ohio are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape. Ohio statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under age 16 whom they are not married to. A close in age exemption exists allowing minors aged 13 and older to consent to a partner under age
Offenses listed on this page reflect statutes current as of the effective date of this publication and do not reflect all historical offenses for which an offender may have been required to register for at the time of conviction. Criminal Attempt. For information regarding the particular offense an individual attempted to commit, please refer to the description of the listed offense. Criminal Solicitation 18 Pa. For information regarding the particular offense an individual solicited, please refer to the description of the listed offense. Criminal Conspiracy 18 Pa.
A person who is legally underage; who has not yet attained the age of majority , and which are denied the ability to fully and freely contract. The common law age of majority is Earlier in history, bases on a Latin principle, the age of majority was Most states have set their age of majority in statute. It varies between 21 and 18 years of age.
Jump to content. This factsheet summarises some of the key points of UK law relating to sexual behaviour. It does not constitute legal advice.