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Q: How young can a child be listed as a sexual offender? At what age can they be charged with sexual assault?

A 7 year old boy sexually assaulting his siblings. Dry hubbing his sister, putting his penis in his brothers face, masturbating in front of others. Can the mom "charge" him with assault at 7?

William Jaksa answered on Aug 8, 2019

No. A 7-year-old is too young to be held criminally responsible, but to young to be taught proper behaviour and/or examined by a doctor. There are other issues at play there. The best thing that can happen is the child is assessed. Fortunately, these behaviours when caught at a young age can be... Read more »

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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... Read more »

Angela L. Haas answered on Jun 24, 2019

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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Q: Hello I am a 15 year old male and I feel like I am being sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male

Hello I am a 15 year old male and I feel like I am being sexually assaulted by an 18 year old male who has been touching me in places that make me extremely uncomfortable and I was wondering if it would still be illegal if I’ve never really shown any resistance

Kirk Angel answered on Apr 6, 2019

Sexual harassment is complex. There are specific laws that prohibit sexual harassment in certain situations such as employment or education. If this is your co-worker, or boss, or a classmate, then there are specific laws that apply and steps you can take. However, if this is someone you know in a... Read more »

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Q: Is it illegal for an 18 year old to send naked pics to a 19 year old?

Also what if one of the parties wanted revenge and threatened to post them, without consent. Can they get in trouble?

Bill Powers answered on Jul 17, 2018

This appears to be a duplicate inquiry. Generally, an important inquiry is to determine whether the pictures are of a MINOR.

Sexting is a term used to describe the sending or receiving of sexually explicit messages, including images and videos, through devices such as cell phones. In...
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Q: If an ex bf and I are over 18 and he threatens to post naked pictures of me as revenge can I get in trouble for

Being 16 at the time I sent them?

Bill Powers answered on Jul 16, 2018

That is a VERY tricky area under the law. The inquiry is complicated because posting the materials could possibly trigger:

1. G.S. 14-190.5A

A person guilty of this offense:

(1) knowingly

(2) discloses an image of another person

(3) with the intent to...
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Q: Will I get in trouble because I lied ?

Will I get in trouble because I lied ?

When I was 16 I was dating a guy that was a few years older than me , my parents found out about the relationship and went to cops about it . I Lied and said I was talking to him before I was 16 and that wasn’t the truth, he ended up going to jail. I... Read more »

Bill Powers answered on Jun 14, 2018

First, I must say it took guts to write this inquiry. We all make mistakes, especially when we're young, not fully understanding the consequences or how our actions can terribly hurt others.

Second, given the nature and type of the inquiry, one would have to assume we're talking about...
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Q: If you file a complaint for sexual harassment can you keep your job while the investigation is pending?

Kirk Angel answered on May 12, 2017

Yes, if your employer has at least 15 employees. If you report unlawful sexual harassment, the report is a protected activity. It is unlawful to subject a person who has engaged in a protected activity to retaliation. The employee who has reported the sexual harassment should be maintained in... Read more »

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Q: If I feel my daughter has been sexually harassed at work and she is 19, can I file a lawsuit if I have text messages etc

My daughter is 19 and works for a company, and she and her supervisor have expressed mutual feelings for each other. Do I have any legal ground to file a sexual harassment claim that he is taking advantage of her as her parent, even though she has mutual feelings towards the individual?

Kirk Angel answered on May 7, 2017

No, you cannot as she is an adult. She would be the only one who could pursue this.

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