Dating a minor
The age of consent under Tennessee Law is eighteen (18).
She is a minor and her parents exert a strong influence in her life.
Granted,you are still only seventeen years old yourself (sex between the two of you is actually still illegal), and you are sincerely interested in her, are you interested enough to wait three years until it is legal for the two of you to have sexual contact? No, it is not illegal to socialize with a minor if there is no sexual activity although you can expose yourself to such an accusation to say nothing of the temptation.
In Tennessee, adults can only have sexual relations with other adults.
If you are over 18 and solicit a minor under 18 it is a violation of the law and it is a felony charge.
TN laws are very strict when it comes to Statutory Rape.
In addition, as parents your girlfriend's parents have some say in what activities they permit their daughter to participate in. Being charged with a criminal offense is not a fun thing whether you are ultimately convicted or not.
It is definitely not illegal for a an eighteen year old to take a fifteen year old to the movies, etc. She may be great company, but you had better be sure.Nothing on this website shall be construed as legal advice nor does the information provided constitute the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Even with charges such as Solicitation of a minor - in this law there is no stipulation about age difference.There are some cases where your parents, teacher, doctor, school principal, nurse, etc.will need to report your sexual activities to the authorities in order to protect you. 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.