Minneapolis, MN asked in Civil Rights and Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: I was came onto by and underage girl from NC she’s 17 I’m 27. Her dad is seeking legal action against me. What do I do?

She matched with me on a dating app. Where I think it stated she was above the legal age. She Flirted with me for a couple days, then let me know she was 17. I told her nothing could happen between us physically until she turned 18 in December. She continued to be suggestive and flirt with me ie pictures etc. all of which were instantly deleted off my phone due to her being under age. But I did respond and flirt back. Her dad has threatened to take legal action against me saying that I’ve broken some play and now I’m being harassed by him and a person claiming to be an officer. I’m scared to answer the phone for fear of it being a scam. What do I do?

**Edit**

Just to reiterate nothing physically has happened between us at all. Their grammar was suspect, seeming like a bot/scam artist. But I can’t prove this. I can request the text logs from my carrier provide them if that would help.

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2 Lawyer Answers
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Jonathan Matthew Holson
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Rogers, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: This is a scam. I’m assuming dad is looking for you to pay some money for medical bills or therapy? This scam happens all the time.

Mark Edward Arneson agrees with this answer

Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: A common scam. I'd cease all communications, block, ignore.

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