In typical romantic relations, nearly anything is legal as long as both parties consent to the act. However, those under the age of consent can never have legally permissible sexual encounters, even if they are willing participants.
Can a 12 year old get with a 16 year old?
In general, Canadian law says that the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years old, but there are exceptions: a person aged 12 or 13 can consent to sexual activity with someone less than 2 years older; a person aged 14 or 15 can consent to sexual activity with someone less than 5 years older.
What is the oldest a 16 year old can date in Ohio?
Can a 16-Year-Old Date an 18-Year-Old in Ohio? Since the law states that the age of consent is 16, it is possible for an 18-year-old to date someone 16 or 17 years of age. This is not considered statutory rape.