Cloverdale, IN asked in Uncategorized for Indiana

Q: Is it legal for a 15 year old and a 17 year old to have a child?

I am 15 and soon to be 16, and I know the age of consent is 16 in Indiana. What will happen?

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Alexander Florian Steciuch
Alexander Florian Steciuch
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: No, it is not illegal for a 15 and 17 year old to be having consensual sex in Indiana. Absent a position of power held by the 17 year old you are covered by Indiana's Romeo and Juliet laws that allows for 14 and 15 year olds to have consensual sex with peers up to 4 years older.

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