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Age of consent in Indiana

Corydon, IN |

I am 34 years old and I started dating a girl that was 17. I know the age of consent is 16 and I know many of you will say its disgusting or immoral, but for once in my life I have Been happy. Anyways, her mom said she is going to send me to jail for dating a minor. Before we dated, we looked it up and age of consent is 16 In Indiana. Is there anything that I missing that could get me locked up? I appreciate the help and again, I realize a lot of you will think its not right. .

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You are correct the age of consent is 16 in Indiana. However, "The age limit rises to 18, according to IC35-42-4-7, if the actor is an adult who is the guardian, adoptive parent, adoptive grandparent, custodian, or stepparent of the minor; or a child care worker for the minor; or a military recruiter who is attempting to enlist over the minor." It also depends on what the mother will be accusing you of to have you arrested. You may wish to consult with a local attorney to cover all your bases.



I'm not sure i understood that.... Does that mean if I was the guardian of her?


Regardless of the age of consent, parents have the right to disapprove of their minor children's friendships and activities. They can forbid their daughter to associate with you, and can potentially obtain a restraining order.