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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: My son is being charged with sexual harassment at school they want to file criminal charges

He was suspended yesterday and I left a message on my voicemail saying we need to come up for a meeting on Friday but that they were going to file criminal charges what do I need to do do I need to get an attorney if so is there any free ones

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 25, 2019

It sounds like your son is in grave danger. If criminal charges are filed against him his future looks dim. So yes, you do need to hire a lawyer to defend him. As for your question about "free ones" please know that the only "free" attorneys are those who work for your local public defender, and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can an EU citizen apply for a restraining order in the US, against a US citizen?

We used to have an online relationship with a person from PA, USA. He will not accept that it is over and keeps stalking me, sending messages on every possible platform. What are my options to stop him? Can I apply for a restraining order in the state of his residence, without travelling from the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 23, 2019

Yes, but you will have to hire a lawyer qualified to practice in the state where the person resides. Try using this website to locate some lawyers in Pennsylvania to advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm 14 & he's 15. he posted a video of us having sex on Instagram. it's being sent around.. what charges can I press?

he was my boyfriend.. at the time he promised he wouldn't send it around or show anybody. Hes my ex now. But a few days ago he posted it on Instagram the video of us having sex showing everybody. People at different schools are showing everybody, talking about it. my repuation is ruined.. people... Read more »

Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Apr 12, 2019

Contact your local police, and tell them you want to file charges under Title 18, § 6321 ("Transmission of sexually explicit images by minor") and § 3131 ("Unlawful dissemination of intimate image").

Under section 6321, the cops could also take his phone or computer (whichever was used...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Is it illegal for a girl(18) to have a sexual relationship with a boy(14). Boy will turn 15 before the female turns 19
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Apr 9, 2019

Generally yes, unless the age of majority is 14 in Pennsylvania (very doubtful) it is unlawful for anyone to have sexual relations with the underage boy.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I’m being retaliated against for complaining of sexual harassment he was fired for that reason it’s unbearable and he

Is still harassing me has threatened me and my child they’ve done to protect me or assist me tried to cover it up and I’ve been retaliated against ever since my promotion was withheld 5 months they forced me to use all my time on this situation they refused to remove me from which is ridiculous... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Mar 27, 2019

I am sure that the State of Pennsylvania has a state agency that investigates the same laws that the EEOC does, and will accept your complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation for speaking out. I suggest you should Google "sexual harassment in Pennsylvania" and see what comes up. You can also... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was in a work meeting with 3 "executive leaders" and myself.

I was in a work meeting with 3 "executive leaders" and myself. At the very start of the meeting the top lead asked how my wife was. I answered that she was good and he immediately said "I still haven't met her, I don't believe you have a wife, you probably have a 300 pound man at home."... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 18, 2019

Sounds like you need another company. It's an interesting question whether or not it's sexual harassment if they merely assume something (that isn't true). For instance may a person who is not of color be "racially harassed " when they aren't the protected group? No. However make a note of who said... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Cyber stalking

My daughter has her Snapchat name pubically posted on her instagram (I had her remove this). Today she received an anonymous request via Snapchat. She asked who it was. The person stated they are a secret admirer and know her from a distance. This individual stated they have a girlfriend and know... Read more »

Arnab Kumar Banerjee
Arnab Kumar Banerjee answered on Jan 29, 2019

PA has no state law on cyber stalking. therefore federal anti cyber stalking law is applied here. i think this is cyber stalking under that act.

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: My previous employer& fiancés boss at time of inquiry asked for nude/nearly nude photos in exchange for compensation
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 28, 2018

Clearly a violation of many statutes not the least of which are Dept of Labor Wage & Hour and Work Condition Statutes.

Talk to an attorney who handles employment questions. If you need names give me a call.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Gaming and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I need help with a 'red flag' I was targeted for over 3 years now
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Aug 20, 2018

I think I speak for all the participating attorneys here when I say that MUCH more information is needed from you before any attorney can even begin to offer any helpful advice.

Can you give us a lot more facts to describe your situation? Thanks in advance.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'm a massage therapist and I've been accused of indecent assault by 2 coworkers. Will I automatically lose my license?
Cary B. Hall
Cary B. Hall answered on Jul 19, 2018

The Pennsylvania Code indicates that "[a] massage therapist whose conduct constitutes a sexual violation or sexual abuse is subject to immediate temporary suspension . . ." -- but it's unclear if that occurs as soon as a complaint is made (and to whom? police, and/or the State Board of Massage... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: i need help doing a sexual harassment lawsuit and have no clue where to begin i reported it to work a million times

and no one seemed to do the right steps it was still ongoing untill they found a way to fire me and now they r trying to get me with retail theft and its just messy the guy was stalking me talking to me touching me

Andrew S. Abramson
Andrew S. Abramson answered on Jul 1, 2018

It is important to review all facts pertaining to your situation with an experienced employment law attorney. Feel free to contact our office to Evan,hate your entire situation.

2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Appeals / Appellate Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: What can I do if my employer gave me a fraudulent workers comp number to provide to health care providers?

This was done twice which kept me from recovering as I should have

Glenn Neiman
Glenn Neiman answered on Jun 11, 2018

You should consult with an attorney certified as a specialist in workers compensation law. The attorney can see what has been filed and determine what the situation might be. There would be no charge for an initial consultation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can a 19 year old date a 15 year old in Pennsylvania? No sexual contact involved.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Mar 5, 2018

Dating? Yes, but at that age the age difference is significant, can lead to power imbalance and abuses. Bad?Yes. Illegal? No.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If someone pleads guilty but retracts it and says he is innocent does that effect the outcome of finding him innocent?

My uncle is in jail for raping a 10 year-old girl but there was evidence that proves he can not get an erection wothout medicine whivh he was not taking but he pleaded guilty but retracted it.

Zak Taylor Goldstein
Zak Taylor Goldstein answered on Feb 8, 2018

How did he retract it? If you plead guilty, you can file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea prior to sentencing. If you do not file it prior to sentencing, you can file a motion to withdraw the guilty plea for ten days after the sentencing hearing. If you do not do that, you would have a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment, Family Law and Juvenile Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Found out my 16 year old son is having sexual relations with a 20 year old woman who's saying she's pregnant.

She's with another person and they have children together and I fear the repercussions on my son because she claims she's pregnant to him but has not shown proof of pregnancy and claims she's around 4 weeks. Is there something I can do as a parent?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 15, 2017

He's at the age he's past the age of consent but possible she could be charged with corruption of a minor. As far as the pregnancy, a blood test would be in order if she conceives.

Most important thing right now is to speak with a counselor about how to handle it--you don't want your son...
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1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: is it legal to date a 17 year old in state of pa? I'm 27 years old
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 9, 2017

Date with no intimate contact, yes. Will the parents agree? Unlikely. You are significantly older and may want to consider your motives.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Sexual Harassment and Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Q: My daughter was sexually violated at preschool by another child. Do I have a case against the facility?

A little boy was shoving a toy in my daughters bottom. The teacher eventually found them and stopped it. She has definitely been affected by this and will most likely need some years of therapy. Idk what to do...

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Dec 4, 2017

Contact a member of the Pa. Assn for Justice in that county. If you need names let me know.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: How long do you think my boyfriend would be looking at it he's being charged with statutory sexual assault?

He has previous charges of indecent exposure of a minor and is currently on probation.

Mark McCulloch
Mark McCulloch answered on Apr 20, 2017

This is a serious offense. Because I don't know all the details, it is very hard to say but based on the two pieces of information you have listed, a prior sex charge and being on probation, you would be wise to immediately find a qualified criminal defense attorney. There is no easy answer to the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can you sue someone for unknowingly video taping you in the bathroom even if its not put on the internet?
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Oct 27, 2016

If you are asking about suing someone, that is not a criminal law question. If the person who videotaped you did so "unknowingly", it would be difficult to prove any tortious conduct on their part.

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