I am 16 years old and I am interested in going out with a 13 year old girl. My mom and dad have met her and they say that I can't go out with her. I get the statutory rape laws and legal age of consent, but her and I are NOT going to have sex or have any sexual contact. We will hold hands, kiss, hug, cuddle, etc. Can I legally be her boyfriend?
Merely being in a relationship is in and of itself not a crime. As you’ve acknowledged, there are many things, including physical acts, that are illegal.
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