Brainerd, MN asked in Criminal Law and Juvenile Law for Minnesota

Q: can I still press sexual assault charges after 7 years: Minnesota

When I was 14 i was in a relationship with a 20 or 21 year old, I became pregnant right around my 15th birthday and he was 22 when the baby was born. There was an investigation and I didnt press charges then because I was too scared of him, my mom didnt either because I asked her not to, can I do so now. he signed our sons birth cirtificate and is the legal father. he admits to the relationship. I spoke to an investigator and he told me the statute of limitations was gone after 3 or 4 years. That I only had that long after the initial complaint to press charges. I am now 22 myself and I love my son and dont regret him, but I now realize how sick a person has to be to be in that situation, I would never sleep with a 15 year old I know now how wrong it was. The situation altered my life forever. I want to press charges, and I believe he is dangerous as another teenage girl accused him of date-rape. I want him out of my life and my childs life as he has ordered visitation. what can I do.

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Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Deltona, FL

A: You appear to have answered the question within the facts that you gave. Go see a family lawyer about these concerns.

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