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.
Is an 18 year old allowed to date a minor?
This is known as a close in age defence. In New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory, its also against the law for a person in a position of authority to have sex with a child in their authority whos under the age of 18 years.
How does the Romeo and Juliet law work in Tennessee?
Age of Consent: 18 Tennessees Romeo and Juliet law allows minors ages 13 to 14 to have sexual relations with those under four years older than themselves, as well as minors ages 15 to 17 with those under five years older.