An 18-year-old girl in (I think) Indiana was recently arrested for having sex with a 15-year-old male classmate. Because she is 18, an adult, and he is 15, a minor, she's been charged with statutory rape. The prosecutors say they're simply following the law and don't believe they have the option to not prosecute. (The boy's parents complained.) She *could* face an 8-year prison term. I first had sex with my ex wife when I was 16 or 17 and she was 15. I guess I was legal until I turned 18, at which time she was 16; then I became a rapist and continued that path for two years until she turned 18. (We were married a few weeks after her 18th birthday.) 1. Should it be illegal for an adult to have sex with a minor? 2. Should an 18-year-old be prosecuted for having sex with a 15-year-old? 3. Should an 18-year-old be prosecuted for having sex with a 17-year-old? I think if they're within 3 or 4 years of each other, they should be entitled to give "consent". A legal eagle would probably say that's not possible; a minor can't give legal consent. How do you think it should be handled?