If you do allow your teen to date outside of his immediate age range, consider setting limits on how much time they spend alone and whether they are allowed to be behind closed doors together.Your teen might not like the limits you set, but they could save her from the consequences of pregnancy, disease and running afoul of your state's laws.

rape law says minors can have relations with adults no more than 4 years over 18 im pretty sure. In Tennessee, sexual penetraton is all forms of fellatio/cunnilingus (oral)/sodomy, and the emission of semen is not required.

Yall need to double check the law for your self because I don't think much of this info is correct. Where you get into trouble is having sex with ANYBODY under 18. You must also define sexual relations and or penetration.

The parents did not press charges nor did the state pick it up. You can not consent to your child breaking the law. You grandparents here in TN and the rest of the country were marrying at age 12 and above. I feel sorry for this child, and that his/her parents don't have enough good judgement to tell their child that having sex at 15 is a bad idea. TENNESSEE COMPILATION OF SELECTED LAWS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES, 2010 EDITIONTENNESSEE CODE ANNOTATEDTitle 39 Criminal Offenses Chapter 13 Offenses Against Person Part 5 -Sexual Offenses39-13-506.

Also, they are 15 and 19, but either way it is four years. The only answer in this situation is that you live in a town where the welfare of a child is thrown out the window. Its only in recent history that you had to be 18 to have sex. All of history has,(without the meddling bible and their effects on laws) shown that women of bearing age should be married, age of bearing didn't matter. And a man was of age when he could bring home the meat. Now, your grandparents should be prosecuted, for being perverts and pedo's. State will not pick up charges that are not reported, by the way. Statutory rape.-(a) Mitigated statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim when the victim is at least fifteen (15) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is at least four (4) but not more than five (5) years older than the victim.(b) Statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant or of the defendant by the victim when:(1) The victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than fifteen (15) years of age and the defendant is at least four (4) years but less than ten (10) years older than the victim; or(2) The victim is at least fifteen (15) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is more than five (5) but less than ten (10) years older than the victim.(c) Aggravated statutory rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant, or of the defendant by the victim when the victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant is at least ten (10) years older than the victim.(d)(1) Mitigated statutory rape is a Class E felony.(2) Statutory rape is a Class E felony.(3) Aggravated statutory rape is a Class D felony.

Even if the dating or intimate relationship your teen wants to get involved with is legal, you should consider the risks inherent in allowing your teen to date someone who is more than a year or two older or younger that he or she is.

The mental, emotional and physical differences between a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old are much more significant than they are between two adults of similar age differences.The age of consent -- the age at which a person can legally give consent to a sexual partner -- varies from 14 to 18. for an adult -- 18 or older -- to have sexual contact with someone younger than 16.All states which place the age of consent younger than 16 years of age have provisions that differentiate between an adult sexual partner and a minor sexual partner. Some states consider the age difference between a teen and her sexual partner, both in determining whether a law has been broken and in determining how severe the charges should be.Most importantly, you need to be able to come up with enforceable rules and limits that work for your family.There are no laws regulating who can date whom in the United States.If you are over 18 and solicit a minor under 18 it is a violation of the law and it is a felony charge.