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    Exclamation Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    My question involves juvenile law in the State of: ohio

    I was wondering before i decide to say yes to her about if it is ok with the law or if it is agensed the law. Is it ok with the law if me (17 in may year old male) date a girl who is 14. Please i need a reply soon. Thanks

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    Default Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    Date, yes, as long as her parents are OK with it. If they are not, step off before you find yourself with a restraining order.

    Have sex with? Absolutely not. THAT will catch you a statutory rape charge.
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    Default Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    Simple answer: Yes.

    HOWEVER - the age of consent in Ohio is 16. If you plan to have ANY sexual activity with the girl, you'd be well advised to avoid it all together. In Ohio the parents of the girl totally control her activities until she is 18, and that includes dating.

    Read the following to understand WHAT sexual activity is in Ohio:

    http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/2907.01

    Now, if the girls parents object to your dating their daughter, they could easily obtain a restraining order to keep you away from her. If you violate the order, you'd be subject to punishment in the Juvenile Courts because, at 17, your'e still a minor in Ohio.

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    Default Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    I have said it before, but since no one feels inclined to use the search feature, I will say it again.

    The law does not give two hoots who anyone DATES. You can hang out at the mall, go to school events or parties, see a movie or have a burger with, or whatever teenagers do for social life these days, with anyone your parents will give you permission to do these things with, and the law couldn't care less. If your parents are okay with it, the law is okay with that. There are NO laws in ANY state as to who may DATE.

    The law cares very much who has sexual contact with minors, and please note that sexual contact is not limited to intercourse. If you couldn't do it in the front pew of the church on Christmas morning with her parents sitting in the pew behind, don't do it. Period. THAT is what will get you in trouble with the law, not going to see the movie version of Hunger Games.

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    Default Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    I think that's what both I and LawResearcherMissy said.

    Dating is fine. BUT, parents in Ohio DO have legal control over the child until she is 18.

    Only when the parents object, is there a problem with it.

    I don't understand what you're objecting to.

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    Default Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    I'm not objecting to anything. Your answer was not there when I began posting, and Missy and I frequently back each other up.

    Do you object to my response in any way?

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    Default Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    Quote Quoting cbg
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    Do you object to my response in any way?
    Absolutely not. I think it was the timing in the posts appearing in the thread.

    I fully agree with you. I just thought you were misunderstanding our posts. Clearly, mine, at least, had not appeared when you responded.

    It appears we are all in agreement.

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    Talking Re: Can a 17 Year Old Boy Date a 14 Year Old Girl in Ohio

    Thanks you guys. This site is very helpfull im defently comeing back when i have another question.

    now if you guys have any other ideas for me or anything else you think will be helpfull im open for ideas

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