Indiana Age of Consent Lawyers
What is the Age of Consent in Indiana?
In Indiana, the age of sexual consent is 16. However, the law can only be violated by a person over the age of 18, as long as the victim is between the age of 14 and 16.
So, a 15-year-old and 17-year-old could legally have sex in Indiana, but if the older person were 18, it would be a crime.
Under Indiana law, it is always illegal for a person to have sex with someone under the age of 14.
If the perpetrator is over the age of 21, the crime is much more severe. Indiana law applies to conduct other than sexual intercourse, as well. The law is written in such broad language that almost any sexual contact could qualify as sexual misconduct with a minor.
The law in Indiana is gender-neutral, and it applies to both heterosexual and homosexual conduct.
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Last Modified: 06-18-2010 04:34 PM PDT