Each state sets its own age of consent, so what's legal in Indiana may not be somewhere else.Some states, such as California and Wisconsin, set the age higher, at 17 or 18.There are two changes that could have helped shield his daughter, he said: One, to raise the age of consent to 18 from its current 16.
Additionally, a person under 17 can legally consent to sex with a person who is no more than 10 years older.He told her how awesome it was that she was still a virgin, how stupid the boys her age were for not trying to get in her pants, how he would be trying to all the time if he were in high school. He wanted her to meet him at his office and at his house when his wife wasn't home. By the time they had sex, the law couldn't protect her.At 17, under Indiana law, she was old enough to consent to sex."The way the law is written now, there's no way to prevent someone who is 50 years old from going after someone who is 16," said the girl's father, Rob Fields, 38, Bedford.Therefore, even if someone reasonably believes the person they are having sex with is the appropriate, legal age, or even if they were lied to about the age, they can be held criminally liable.If you believe you have violated Colorado's age of consent laws, you should seek the legal advice of a Colorado lawyer immediately.