In addition, the 17 year old must be able to consent.For example, consent can be impaired due to intoxication (drugs or alcohol) or mental capacity (medical reasons).A 17 year old is a minor in KY and under the custody of her parents.
If the adult (age 23) is forbidden to come around you, this could be a basis to claim custodial interference under KY law by your parents.
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Essentially in Kentucky a 16 or 17 year old minor dating someone over 21 will need parental consent for any sexual relationship.
If there is no sexual relationship then there is likely no need for consent of the parents or guardians.
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The law does not punish non-sexual relationships between adults and minors.
There is nothing legally wrong with a 17 year old dating a 25 year old in any state when sexual contact is absent.
Furthermore, many states have ages of consent lower than 18 - so depending on the law in Kentucky, it may not even be unlawful to engage in a sexual relationship at this time. However, that means anything of a sexual nature must be consensual.
If the 17 year old does not consent and/or revokes consent once something begins then it must stop.