King, NC asked in Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for North Carolina

Q: Can my son mother be held responsible for her 14yr niece getting pregnant by a 21yr living under the same roof?

So my sons mother had her 14 year old niece living with her and my sons mothers boyfriend let his bestfriend stay there as well who was over 21 years old and ended up getting the 14 year old pregnant and they all knew they were "dating" or messing around under the same roof. She ended up having to have an abortion due to the baby stopped growing after 10 weeks or so. So can the mother get in trouble for letting this happen, how long is the statue of limitations for this in North Carolina?

1 Lawyer Answer

Angela L. Haas

Answered
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: She could if she knew it was happening, and she let is happen in her home. Additionally, her children could be removed from her care.

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