i love her and would do anything for her including jail time for her but we have yet to do anything sexual and just want to know if they can legally have me thrown in jail
There would have to be evidence against u, not j u st merely their suspicion. The girl could have a different story and if ur DNA sperm was found on her clothing you would really be in trouble. But. Generally, prosecutors have better things to do than mess with a case like this.
Individuals cannot "hrow people in jail." People can only go to jail after a judge has ordered it and that would only be after the state successfully prosecutes a crime. Clearly your girlfriend's parents do not approve of your relationship. That is something between you, your girlfriend, and her parents. Refrain from any sexual activity as this would be a crime. Other than that, your options are to continue to date or break up. Clearly it would be best to resolve the issues with your girlfriend's parents. At this time, it does not appear you have any legal issues.
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They can complain. That's what complainants do. Police then investigate. Then Prosecutors decide whether to prosecute Prosecutors dislike sex cases where the ages are close so, without more, they will likely decline.
Here is what you can do. Have your dates in public places until she turns 17. Go to movies, ball games, skating, bowling, places where there are lots of other people. Remove ambiguous situations. Here is what NOT to do. Do not talk to her parents about your relationship not being sexual or about how much you love her or what you would do for her. Understand that's red flag and Bull. Don't rub their noses in it.
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