Monticello, IN asked in Juvenile Law for Indiana

Q: Is it illegal for an 18 year old girl to date a 15 year old guy in Indiana? The girl's parents keeps saying it is.

The girl has done research and there's such thing as the "Romeo and Juliet law." Would this protect the girl in this situation?

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John Mario Acosta Jr.
John Mario Acosta Jr.
  • Juvenile Law Lawyer
  • Valparaiso, IN
  • Licensed in Indiana

A: If the person is not more than 4 years older than the victim, the two are dating, and the defendant hasn't committed a sex offense against any other person, “Romeo and Juliet” exception can apply

I.C. 35-42-4

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