With a petition in the works, Fields also hopes to rally legislative support.On Wednesday, state lawmakers are scheduled to discuss Senate Resolution 3, which if passed would bring up Fields' proposal for more serious consideration in a summer study committee.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.Two, to add some kind of provision that would make it illegal for much older adults to have sexual relationships with teens.The Star also is not naming the older man because he has not been charged with any crimes. He says the idea is worth considering, especially since Indiana has that special provision protecting all minors from seduction by authority figures."If you couldn't consent under that situation ...why are we splitting the hairs between these girls? In other words, he said: If the law prohibits teachers from having sex with anyone younger than 18, why not similarly ban other older adults?
All it takes is one pissed off parent or family member...If the guy or girl is dating someone younger and they are 21 or older the person they are dating has to be at least 17. On her brief relationship with the One Direction-er, she explained that the age difference (he was 17; she was 31) became an issue.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.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.In most circumstances, it's also illegal for someone older than 18 to have sex with someone younger than 16, under the state's laws on sexual misconduct with a minor.But the law makes allowances: Someone younger than 16 can have legal consensual sex with someone who is within four years of age older and still under 21, if they're in an ongoing relationship.By the way, Bill's son,dated/married the 13 yr.old's Mother."Keepin it in the Family".A boy can move out of their parents house at 18, a girl at 17. I've had to deal with this myself about a year ago when I was taken to court.