Legal dating age limits
Confusingly, the age of sexual majority in Italy is 14 *, and prostitution is actually legal—but only with sex workers 18 years and older.
All these numbers standing like bouncers at the bedroom door raise the question: When did the concept of an "age of consent" come about? The first age-related sex law on record appears in an English statute from 1275, which made it punishable by two years' imprisonment and a fine "at the King's pleasure" to "ravish" a "maiden within age," regardless of her consent.
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reported last week that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is "not the slightest bit worried" about his upcoming vice trial.
He stands accused of paying for sex with Karima el-Mahroug (aka Ruby Heartstealer), a 17-year-old prostitute.
A second exception, set forth in Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.21(A)(2)(a), is the crime of soliciting a minor for prostitution (called “Compelling Prostitution” under Ohio law) which makes it a third degree felony to solicit a minor (again defined as a person under the age of 18) for sex for hire.
This is a crime regardless of whether the offender knew the accuser was a minor.
Rather, their chastity was at issue, since defiled women were not considered fit to marry.