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Q: Can charges be pressed against 11 year old boy for sexual exploitation and molestation of a 5-6 year old and 7-8 yr old?

My husband and I found out my step kids his daughter and son (8 yr old girl & 6 yr old boy) were sexually molested by a 11 year old boy (their mothers family friend). This has gone on for 2 years under their mothers roof. She says she was unaware but she admitted that she caught the boy in bed with... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 12, 2018

As far a suing anyone, if they don't have any money there's really nothing to sue them for. You need to protect your /your husband's kids and get the kids appropriate counselling.

Suggest you contact a childrens rights attorney in Virginia to see if there are any other options.

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Q: Can i refuse to take a lie detector test even after signing paperwork stating that i will?.

Im being investigated for a felony crime

Susan Fremit answered on Feb 4, 2018

It depends. If a condition of your probation for a sexual assault conviction is to comply with everything your probation officer requests and she/he requests that you take a lie detector test and you refuse, it could be a problem. In that case, you need to speak to the attorney who represented... Read more »

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Q: I was sexually harassed at work. What can I do?

It was by multiple employees. I contacted my bosses and upper managment. No one would help. I was forced out of a job and income. This happened over a few months ago but due to emotional distress and my safety I could not do anything. Also when I tried I was given no options.

Jonathan C. Puth answered on Dec 23, 2017

The best thing to do would be to discuss it with an experienced employment attorney. You may contact me at jputh@correiaputh.com. Other lawyers who regularly represent employees are listed at www.mwela.org. I recommend you act promptly to ensure that any possible legal claims are preserved, as... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Virginia on

Q: If you are 13 and rape someone that is 13 also can you be charged?

The state is Virginia, the actor is 13 and the "victim" is 13.

Gary D. Godman answered on May 24, 2017

Absolutely, yes.

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Q: Can you please tell me what sexual battery is? Code 18.2-677.4

Thomas H. Roberts Esq answered on Dec 10, 2014

First - § 18.2-517 is the end of Title 18.2.

§ 18.2-67.4 defines sexual battery. It is sexual abuse as defined by statute under conditions also described by statute. It reads as follows.

§ 18.2-67.4. Sexual battery

A. An accused is guilty of sexual battery if he...
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