I live in North Carolina and am 22. Me and this girl have been talking. Only problem is she is 17.
These questions pop up a lot. There are things you can do and things you cannot do. The safest course of action is just to keep talking to her until she turns 18. If you are going to date her, you cannot engage in any sexual act besides vaginal intercourse . . . and this is very risky. You cannot have any sexual pictures of either of you (alone or together). If her parents do not approve, you cannot date her. There are a litany of felonies and misdemeanors you could easily be charged with if you engage in this activity. Most of them require registration as a sex offender. If you really like each other, you should just wait it out.
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The other attorney is spot-on: while you can technically engage in vaginal intercourse with the female, that is all. You are exposing yourself to some liability, however, so you must weigh the consequences and decide if you want to pursue this relationship. For example, her parents can bring charges against you should they decide you are causing her to act out of character (contributing to delinquency), she could send an inappropriate image to you (possession of child porn), the list goes on and on.
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