In such a situation, regardless of whether the offender knows the other person is under the age of 13, the sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 13 is statutory Rape, a felony of the first degree. 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.This is a crime regardless of whether the offender knew the accuser was a minor.A third and final exception, set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.02(A)(1)(b), arises when the minor is under the age of 13.In addition to possible imprisonment, in Ohio there are also sex offender registration requirements.
Sex with someone under the age of 16 in Ohio is presumptively statutory rape.
Except as otherwise provided in division (B)(4) of this section, if the offender is ten or more years older than the other person, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor is a felony of the third degree.
In Ohio, the age of consent for sex is 16 years old.
(b) the other is person is less than thirteen years of age, whether or not the offender knows the age of the other person Ohio has five statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state.
One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the Ohio Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the Ohio equivalent of that charge.
A close in age exemption exists allowing minors aged 13 and older to consent to a partner under age 18. A close in age exemption, also known as "Romeo and Juliet law", is designed to prevent the prosecution of underage couples who engage in consensual sex when both participants are significantly close in age to each other, and one or both are below the age of consent.