Q: If a guy is 19 years old and dating a 17 year old can parent call cops and get guy in jail or anything
19 year old guy dating 17 year old girl, and hasn’t committed sexual intercourse can parent get cops involved and have 19 year old arrested and charged
A: Having dealt with similar cases before, I know that these situations can be difficult. I don't know if the 19 year old guy is doing anything particularly bad or if you simply don't want him around your daughter. Unfortunately, with the information provided, I do not believe that the situation you are describing constitutes a crime. As such, I don't believe that the police would arrest the 19 year old.
Having said that, you may have other remedies to keep the 19 year old away from your daughter. You could ask the police to trespass him from your property or potentially consider something like a civil stalking injunction.
A: There is a crime called "Unlawful Sexual Contact with a 17 Year Old." To commit the crime, an adult needs to be 7 years older than the 17 year old, and has to have sexual activity with them, whether consensual or non-consensual.
Non-consensual sexual activity is always a crime. It is harder for a minor to validly consent to sexual activity than it is for an adult. Thus, if LE received a report of non-consensual sexual activity with a minor, they would investigate the allegation.
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