Question: What are the dating laws in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

Sex or dating? As I understand it, in Tennessee the age of consent for sex is 18. Statutory rape includes sexual penetration, including oral and anal sex, with a child who is at least 13, and a defendant who is at least four years older than

Can a 13 year old date a 18 year old in Tennessee?

Tennessee state law defines statutory rape as sexual penetration with a child who is between the ages of 13 and 18-years-old by someone who is at least four years older. This is the case even if both people are willing participants in the interaction as the legal age for consent in the state is 18-years-old.

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