The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim.
Last updated April 2015 This factsheet summarises some of the key points of UK law relating to sexual behaviour. This factsheet is not currently available as a PDF.
Even if you say you are not going to have sex, you may end up doing it anyway. Minors are immature and that is why they are not legal adults. You can also wait for the minor child to reach legal age.
*IF* she still feels the same, get together then...after all, LUST is hurried, LOVE is eternal Whoopsidaisy - It is not illegal for a 19 year old to date a 16 year old, but a person 18 years or older that has sex with someone 15, 16, or 17 faces a misdemeanor charge in Virginia, 1 year in jail and a $2500 fine, so it is important that you don't let your hormones run away with you until your girlfriend is 18.
Convicted murderers have a better chance fairing in society than sex offenders. Just keep in mind that you will be playing with fire where the law is concerned if you do end up having sex with your girlfriend before she turns 18. now idk the laws of Virgina see as i am in Idaho but this is what i know and some advice.
i am 17 dating an 19 year old we started dating when i was 16 and he was 18.
RELATED FACTSHEET Sex and the Law, Northern Ireland (PDF) The age of consent to any form of sexual activity is 16 for both men and women.