(b) A person at least eighteen (18) years of age who, with a child atleast fourteen (14) years of age but less than sixteen (16) years ofage, performs or submits to any fondling or touching, of either the childor the older person, with intent to arouse or to satisfy the sexualdesires of either the child or the older person, commits sexualmisconduct with a minor, a Class D felony.
However, the offense is: (2) a Class B felony if it is committed by using or threatening theuse of deadly force, while armed with a deadly weapon, or if thecommission of the offense is facilitated by furnishing the victim,without the victim's knowledge, with a drug (as defined in IC16-42-19-2 (1)) or a controlled substance (as defined in IC 35-48-1-9) orknowing that the victim was furnished with the drug or controlledsubstance without the victim's knowledge.
If two people arrange to see each other on a particular date, they are dating.
If they want to have dinner together, that is always legal, for anybody of any age.
According to the Sex Laws website, these laws do not specifically address an adult under the age of 24 who engages in sexual behaviors with a 17-year-old minor.
The legal age of consent for sexual activity varies by jurisdiction across Asia, from age 12 to 21.
Being found guilty of statutory rape means that you will be branded as a sex offender for life, and will face all associated penalties and restrictions.But if minors want to fool around with each other, that is not illegal (although some people will disapprove).Also think about what the term "dating" really means.It is also illegal for a person over the age of 18 to engage in sexual behavior with, or in the presence of, a person that is between the ages of 12 and 16.It is also illegal for a person over the age of 24 to engage in sexual behavior with persons that are either 16 or 17.