If you think it's legal then do a little experiment. Was there a charge filed, because i'm wondering why the police were notified to begin with if the parents were okay? And what sane parent of a fourteen year old would be okay with them having sex with anyone, much less an eighteen yr old? The person who called the police did call anonymously, and the police questioned the girls parents. You can not consent to your child breaking the law.If you think it's legal then do a little experiment. The couple themselves told the police they were sexually intimate. The only answer in this situation is that you live in a town where the welfare of a child is thrown out the window. Even with charges such as Solicitation of a minor - in this law there is no stipulation about age difference. TN laws are very strict when it comes to Statutory Rape. The age of consent under Tennessee Law is eighteen (18). In Tennessee, adults can only have sexual relations with other adults.
There are no laws regulating who can date whom in the United States.
The age of consent -- the age at which a person can legally give consent to a sexual partner -- varies from 14 to 18. for an adult -- 18 or older -- to have sexual contact with someone younger than 16.
All states which place the age of consent younger than 16 years of age have provisions that differentiate between an adult sexual partner and a minor sexual partner. Some states consider the age difference between a teen and her sexual partner, both in determining whether a law has been broken and in determining how severe the charges should be.
Dating rules vary from family to family -- and often, from teen to teen, depending on their maturity level. Set rules that you are willing and able to enforce.
Within the limits of your state's laws, you are the one who determines the limits of what you will or won't allow when it comes to the age difference between your teen and who you allow him or her to date. In some cases, it is better to allow your teen to date someone older or younger as long as they fully understand your state's laws and your family rules.