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In Tennessee, the age of consent is 18. This is the age at which a person can consent to sex with an adult. If both partners are over 18, any age difference between them is irrelevant. However, if one of them is under the age of 18, then Tennessee classifies that sex as statutory rape because the partner under 18 is considered incapable of consent.

However, as in many other states, Tennessee makes some exceptions to its age of consent when the actors are within a certain age range, and close to the same age. In general, a person over the age of 13 can legally consent to sex with someone who is less than 4 years older. So, it is unlikely an charges would be brought against a 19 yr old who had sexual relations with a 17 yr old.

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