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"They can pretty well do whatever, and there's nothing there.In many other states, they'd be thrown in jail in a second."Unable to press charges against the older man, Fields is pursuing changes to Indiana's sex crime laws.
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.
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.