Q: Can charges be pressed against 11 year old boy for sexual exploitation and molestation of a 5-6 year old and 7-8 yr old?
My husband and I found out my step kids his daughter and son (8 yr old girl & 6 yr old boy) were sexually molested by a 11 year old boy (their mothers family friend). This has gone on for 2 years under their mothers roof. She says she was unaware but she admitted that she caught the boy in bed with her 14 year old son and continued to allow this boy around her 5 kids. She knew this was going on to some degree. Can she be charged with child neglect and can the boy be charged with a sex crime? We want charges pressed. We have contacted DSS and the police and met with them on Wednesday. We have temporary custody of the kids while DSS is investigating their mother. We are filling for full custody of the kids.
As far a suing anyone, if they don't have any money there's really nothing to sue them for. You need to protect your /your husband's kids and get the kids appropriate counselling.
Suggest you contact a childrens rights attorney in Virginia to see if there are any other options.
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