Im 21 turn 22 on July 5 and I'm dating a 17 year old that turns 18 July 4. Her parents dont like me and are threatening to take me to court. We are engaged but they don't know that yet
Talk to a local attorney. You may be fine. In many states, 17 is above the age of consent. Until you talk to an attorney, be very careful not to touch her in any way, not even a kiss.
Alternatively, just wait until she is 18. Then you are golden.
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The age of consent is 16 - so you're halfway okay. You can't be charged with stat rape, but there is the potential that a crafty prosecutor could find a violation of a statute somewhere since she is still a minor. Whatever you do, don't exchange nude photos - that's where you can get in big trouble. At this point, you're SO close to her being 18. Maybe just chill for a bit and respect her parent's wishes until she's 18 and out of their house. Nobody's getting married if they have you thrown in jail.
I did a simple internet search for "age of consent in Montana" and the result was that the age of consent is 16 there.
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If you are in Montana there isn't much they can do. If you are talking about a sexual relationship and them trying to get you in trouble for that, in Montana, you both are past the age of consent, so that really isn't a problem and it is not a crime.
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