In addition to possible imprisonment, in Ohio there are also sex offender registration requirements.
That is because Ohio still has black-letter law that makes all homosexual conduct illegal, regardless of age.
In such a situation, regardless of whether the offender knows the other person is under the age of 13, the sexual conduct with a minor under the age of 13 is statutory Rape, a felony of the first degree.
In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.
Like many other states, Ohio permits certain allowances in its age of consent law.
If both parties are below the age of consent, and are close to the same age, they can sometimes avoid engaging in statutory rape by legally consent to have sex with each other.