Asked in Sexual Harassment for North Carolina

Q: Hello I am a 15 year old male and I feel like I am being sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male

Hello I am a 15 year old male and I feel like I am being sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male who has been touching me in places that make me extremely uncomfortable and I was wondering if it would still be illegal if I’ve never really shown any resistance

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1 Lawyer Answer
Kirk Angel
Kirk Angel
  • Concord, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Sexual harassment is complex. There are specific laws that prohibit sexual harassment in certain situations such as employment or education. If this is your co-worker, or boss, or a classmate, then there are specific laws that apply and steps you can take. However, if this is someone you know in a causal setting, then sexual harassment laws will not apply. Even so, there may be other laws such as those covering assault, battery or emotional distress, that would give you a legal claim.

Aside from a civil portion, the actions he is engaging in may be criminal.

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