Q: if my daughter is 18 and she’s dating a 13 year old and nothing sexual is happening, would she get in trouble, how much?
they’ve been dating since she was 17 and she just turned 18 not even a month ago.
A: Generally speaking anytime there is an adult and the minor under the age of 16 years, you have considerable risk, in that the minor cannot give consent to anything. Also, Lewd Molestation, child pornography, etc. are charges that could be alleged for as little as selfies in bathing suits, or putting her hand on the minor's ass. "Sexual" is a term that can mean a lot of different things to different people. The legal definition is much more specific. This is some dangerous territory.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.