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1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Louisiana on
Q: A 19 year old guy out of state is messaging my minor daughter for nudes, can I press charges?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Nov 22, 2020

Tes if your daughter is under 17. Additionally, you need to talk to your daughter about something called revenge porn

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Oklahoma on
Q: Can my parents win a case against an 18-year-old if I'm 16

I live in Oklahoma and the age of consent is 16 can they really win a case?

Charles Watts
Charles Watts answered on Nov 22, 2020

This question requires much more information to be answered with any degree of accuracy. However, while the age of consent is 16 in the state of Oklahoma, the age of majority is 18, therefore a 16 or 17 year old is still considered a minor. Furthermore, if you are basing this question solely on a... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, Libel & Slander and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is there any way extortion can be justified?

I was involved in a domestic violence/sexual assault incident with someone whom was once close to me. I wrote to him "If you do not pay me back, I will have you arrested". I did not know of extortion, so I didn't know it would be an issue until the detective on my case brought it up.... Read more »

Neil Pedersen
Neil Pedersen answered on Nov 20, 2020

You committed extortion when you threatened to call the police if you were not paid. That does not change whether you have a meritorious and valuable legal claim for the wrongdoing that was being done. It just gives the "victim" of the extortion the right to file a lawsuit against you,... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Texas on
Q: Harrassment from bosses and coworkers.

I have worked at the same place for just over 14 years. In that time I have had issues of what I feel is harrassment from coworkers and immediate supervisors. When I have gone to HR I was the one who ended up being disciplined. As a result I have had a bad attitude and getting in more trouble.... Read more »

Kyle Anderson
Kyle Anderson answered on Nov 19, 2020

Hi, more information is needed to fully evaluate your situation. Generally, workplace "bullying" is not unlawful. To give rise to any sort of legal claim, the harassment you are experiencing would need to be sexual, or based on your race, gender, religion, or disability, etc. I would... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: What can we do about this case?

The situation is this kid on Instagram he is apparently 18 and from Canada. He asked girls for their nudes and insulted them when he didn’t get them. He got exposed for this and then he disabled his account and send all of the nudes he had of these girls to random accounts on his spam page, I... Read more »

Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Nov 7, 2020

If you believe a crime occurred, you should contact your local police department and file a complaint. The police - particularly state police and federal law enforcement - have the necessary resources to investigate this. A lot will depend on how old the girls were and what was said in these... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Family Law and Sexual Harassment for Georgia on


Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Nov 4, 2020

What is your question? If you are experiencing domestic violence please contact the police and/or a domestic violence organization in your area.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Colorado on
Q: What to do if im being threatened with authoritative action

Used to use a dating app, matched with someone who wanted to text right away. Didn't think much of it, first thing they did was send a very pixelated lewd photo. Well couple hours later I get a call from someone claiming to be the father and saying the girl was actually 16. I never sent... Read more »

Douglas T. Cohen
Douglas T. Cohen answered on Nov 3, 2020

Although I can’t comment on the specifics of any particular matter here, generally what you describe sounds like a scam to extort you.

When police do online undercover stings, they cannot use any lewd photos of minors. Anyone who demands money instead of reporting a suspect to police is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Does sexual abuse include a male making a minor strip naked?
Jerald Schreck
Jerald Schreck answered on Nov 3, 2020

The elements of the crime of Sexual Abuse in Arizona (A.R.S 13-1404), regarding minors, depends on the age of the particular minor. If the minor is fifteen or more years of age, then sexual abuse is committed when the accused, without consent engages in sexual contact with the minor. Sexual contact... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for New York on
Q: I was sexually abused from age 3 until 11 in N.Y. by my father. Anal penetration began at age 5.

I am looking into what my options are as far as pressing charges so more information would he helpful.

Peter Wade Kolp
Peter Wade Kolp answered on Oct 29, 2020

You can consult with local precinct or the local district attorney. Or consult a local attorney. There are civil and criminal ramifications.

Early in 2019, New York passed new legislation extending the statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims in the state. Before this legislation,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Libel & Slander, Personal Injury, Sexual Harassment and Adoption for Tennessee on
Q: if I signed something while under the influence of something &also having a mental disability & didn't understand

i was lied to about everything from the beginning! first medical purposes only then I got a letter in the mail saying that I owed child support weeks and weeks later when the ones helping me with the child told me the reason they were offering me their help was because they could afford it and they... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright answered on Oct 29, 2020

The law presumes people understand and read what they signed. Otherwise it would be really hard to enforce contracts. All someone would have to say is "I didn't understand" or "I didn't read."

On the other hand if you have a mental disability that would...
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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for New Jersey on
Q: Hello i need help for a case for my child
Leonard R. Boyer
Leonard R. Boyer answered on Oct 28, 2020

In order to obtain help, you are really going to need to consult with an experienced matrimonial attorney to find out what your exact situation is and then provide you with an effective plan of action. During the Pandemic, many quality attorneys will provide you with the option of an initial... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Identity Theft, Sexual Harassment and Small Claims on
Q: Incognito cases and qui tam cases 2009 -
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Oct 28, 2020

Really? You really expect a lawyer to spend billable time listing "incognito" and "qui tam" cases for you? Free?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: Is it illegal to set some one up

Isn’t illegal to watch someone on camera without consennt they said an diego police gave them permission to set me up isn’t that illegal

Louis George Fazzi
Louis George Fazzi answered on Oct 23, 2020

Eavesdropping is an invasion of privacy and may be a crime in California unless consent is obtained prior to the act itself. You may want to talk to a lawyer if you need more information concerning your particular circumstances.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft, Lemon Law, Sexual Harassment and Trademark for California on
Q: Can you help me p

Someone been got into my phone

Timothy John Billick
Timothy John Billick answered on Oct 22, 2020

Please consult a privacy attorney to help you with this matter.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for California on
Q: When did it become punishment by law to molest a child in California ? My family believes this was not punishable unt

My mom is a victim of child molestation and my family defends the man who did it- he remains in the family

William John Light
William John Light answered on Oct 19, 2020

The age of consent, at the time applying only when the girl is the younger party, was 10 when California introduced its Penal Code in 1850. In 1889 the age of consent was raised to 14. In 1897 the age of consent became 16. The age of consent in California has been 18 since 1913. Some media sources... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for California on
Q: What are my options against a professor for sexual advancement?

At my university, there is a biochemistry professor who has been stalking me for many years and chose me because I was naive and was a homeschool, study student. I do not like this biochemistry professor. I want this to stop and do not want to see this. This professor holds a higher position and... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Oct 15, 2020

Sexual harassment in Education is prohibited by law. Your post comes from IL, not CA, SH is prohibited by Federal law. First you should seek legal advice from a local attorney that specializes in cases involving Sexual Harassment, possibly employment (same laws) or Civil Rights. You should write... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Kentucky on
Q: I have a female supervisor that keeps flirting, touching, and making comments, I think she's being more than nice.

I'm male and in my ninth week at a new job in a warehouse and within the first week my female boss and i started talking about how we both use to work at the same company at different times and how working at this new company was a refreshing and relaxed change and while we were talking, she... Read more »

Carrie Dyer
Carrie Dyer answered on Oct 14, 2020

You should first inform your supervisor that her behavior makes you uncomfortable and ask that she stop. If her behavior does not change, you should immediately follow your employer's policies regarding reporting sexual harassment. If your employer does not have a policy in place, then report... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: I am a minor and I almost harass someone, if that person proceeds in any way, what can I do?
Henry George Ferro
Henry George Ferro answered on Oct 12, 2020

First and foremost you have the right to remain silent...that means shut your mouth and stop talking and/or writing about what you did or almost did...find a lawyer and don’t talk to anyone but that lawyer.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Michigan on
Q: My friends daughter is 17 years old and is dating a 25 year old she doesn’t know what she can do legally to stop them
Brent T. Geers
Brent T. Geers answered on Oct 5, 2020

A call to the police department would probably be the best first step.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination and Sexual Harassment for Florida on
Q: Pls give me advice. I was fired bci told on a amanger about breakin company policies in retaliation.amonth later

Sexually harrassed as she went amd told employees that she managed that she saw me at a clinic and i got abortion.along with her always touching me inappropriate

Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson answered on Oct 4, 2020

Please phone my office Monday afternoon at 941-444-1548. Thank you.

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