In Ohio, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
Can a 27 year old date a 17 year old in Ohio?
The age of consent in Ohio is 16, so 16- and 17-year-olds can legally engage in sexual conduct with an adult. However, an adult can still be convicted of statutory rape of a 16- or 17-year-old if he is in a position of power over the minor.
Can a 17 year old date a 23 year old in Ohio?
A: Its legal for anyone to date anyone else. The law is not concerned with dating, but is concerned with sex. The age of consent in Ohio is 16. It is technically legal for a 22 year old to have a sexual relationship with a 17 year old; however, it still not a good idea.