Hayward, CA asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California

Q: Can a older mother get in trouble for wearing a see through nightgown and from her son's friend's Being Flirtatious

She would bend over directly and front of my friends so they can get a good view I guess When she's gane undressed or dressing in a Room the door be partially open she does have any curtains on Her bedroom windows so and it's a real low window directly by the carport

3 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Depends on how old the son's friends are, how see through the nightgown is and what "being flirtatious" means.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: much more info needed.

was this indoor or outdoor?

who was around?

why were you wearing a see through nightgown with your son let alone friends?

were police called?

i would assume you were asking for comments when you wore it........but it probably won't stop you from going to heaven.

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
Answered
  • Newport Beach, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: I guess you really need to define what you mean by "trouble." If you mean as in a "girl in trouble", maybe. If you mean as "trouble with the police to go to jail.", maybe. If you mean "my friends and neighbors and my son's friends parents will ostracize me.", possibly. If you mean trouble as in "I made my own trouble so I have to see a shrink.", also possibly. As my colleagues noted, there are so many factors that are unspoken here that are critical to making a legal determination that no kind of definitive answer can be given. You might want to speak with a professional, like your family physician, in whom you repose trust and confidence to discuss why you thought this would be appropriate and the circumstances involved, to get their opinion, since they would know you better.

One of the problems here that would bother everyone, is that parents are not supposed to be flaunting themselves in a sexual manner toward their children or the friends of their children. It tears down the respect we build up over the years. Thinking hypothetically, what if the genders were reversed and this was a father displaying himself in "see through shorts" to his daughter's friend, would that be considered appropriate? Perhaps in 1220 but not in 2020.

The law says it is illegal for an adult to engage in sexual relations with a minor, and some sexual contacts are considered child molestation and child abuse.

IMO modesty is a better approach.

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