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Second opinion] If a 50 year old adult wants to start a personal relationship with a 16 year old in Indiana (forget morality), just looking for the legal issue, is it a crime of any sort?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to an Indiana lawyer about this?

No, you are it. The 16 year old showed me a google like this one that says they are old enough to say yes to consensual sex at 16.

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Thank you for your question.

The age of consent in Indiana is 16, see

https://www.ageofconsent.net/states/indiana

I hope this information is helpful.

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