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Is it possible for someone who is 18 to date a 15 year old.

1 Answers. Asked on Feb 20th, 2017 on Sex Crimes - Tennessee
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I just turned 18 and my girlfriend is 15. One of my friends said I could go to jail for dating someone at a young age. I researched the years apart we must be in order to be together and it says 4 in Tennessee. I really am getting stressed out over all this. We love each other very much and want to wait til she gets a certain age before we engage in anything. Other than that we are perfect for each other. I really need some help trying to understand what to do and what not to do.
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Answered on Feb 21st, 2017 at 2:57 AM

Understand that your girlfriend is 15 and a minor. As such, she is under the authority of her parents who have the rights to make decisions for her. I would suggest that you work within the guidelines that her parents have set down for dating. Do not rush things and let them develope and before you know it she will be 18 and legally able to make up her mind as to what she wants to do.  Do not do anything stupid like running off to try and get married. Also, do not have sex with her as the age difference could get you arrested.  

If you would like to contact me personally by either phone or email, you may do so as follows: Patrick Johnson, Johnson, Scruggs & Barfield, 95 White Bridge Road, S. 508, Nashville, Tennessee, 37205, email: patrickjohnson@jsblaw.com; Cell: 615-646-9417; Office: 615-352-8326

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