Re: Is it considered rape?
Okay, I have answers for you:
The age of consent in Ohio is 16 years old, as specified by Section 2907.04 of Ohio legislation.
However... there exists a close-in-age exception where an offender can be charged only if 18 years of age or older.
It is possible for both minors to be charged as "unruly" if brought to court.
So, there's your answer.
What he did wasn't illegal since you were both under 18, but if caught you would've both been charged as "unruly".* (below, I've posted Ohio's legal definition of an "unruly child").
Just because what he did wasn't illegal doesn't mean it was morally or ethically right. Would you, at your current age, engage a 13-year-old boy in sex? I'm sure the answer is no. That's because you have morals and values far superior to those of the young man who engaged you in sex at that age.
Best of luck to you.
* 2151.022 Unruly child defined.
As used in this chapter, “unruly child” includes any of the following:
(A) Any child who does not submit to the reasonable control of the child’s parents, teachers, guardian, or custodian, by reason of being wayward or habitually disobedient;
(B) Any child who is an habitual truant from school and who previously has not been adjudicated an unruly child for being an habitual truant;
(C) Any child who behaves in a manner as to injure or endanger the child’s own health or morals or the health or morals of others;
(D) Any child who violates a law, other than division (C) of section 2907.39, division (A) of section 2923.211, division (C)(1) or (D) of section 2925.55, or section 2151.87 of the Revised Code, that is applicable only to a child.
Last edited by Kali333; 05-18-2011 at 01:25 PM.