Consequences of illegal dating

If you break up, you may still have to see each other regularly around campus or, worse, in class.All those questions about fairness your relationship initially raised will remain, only you may now be at an unfair disadvantage, with your ex having power over your grades and reputation with other faculty.As a member of the faculty and through their influence with other faculty (who may teach the student), the professor holds power over the student.Many schools look down on professor/student dating because of these reasons.Say your professor/partner tutors you in a subject you're struggling with or helps you figure out which classes to take and get you the classes you need.In your mind, you might just be enjoying the benefits of a nice relationship.Otherwise, the child can’t consent to the sexual conduct.

The table below highlights the rape and sexual assault laws in Indiana.

A person can be convicted of attempted child molestation, if he or she believed the child to be under 14 at the time, even if the child wasn't.

Innocence, insanity, and other defenses can apply to rape.

It's illegal to rape or have oral, anal, or vaginal sex or penetrate the genitals or anus of another with an object by force, threat of force, or while the person was incapacitated due to mental disability or unconsciousness.

Rape is a Level 3 felony, unless aggravating factors are present, namely the use of deadly force or weapon, causing serious bodily injury, or using date rape drugs. Also, sexual battery or touching another person to sexually arouse yourself or the victim by force, threat of force, or when the person is mentally disabled so consent for the touching can't be given.

Consent can be a defense to sex crimes, if the person involved was over the age of consent, was conscious, and wanted the sexual contact, for example.

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