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What can the charge be for a foster parent who has allegations

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What can the charge be for a foster parent who has allegations of having a sexual relationship with a foster child over the age of 18?

JD 1992 :

Hello, and thank you for contacting Just Answer. I am an expert here and I look forward to assisting you today.

JD 1992 :

Was the foster child over the age of 18 at the time of the relationship?

Customer: Yes
JD 1992 :

There really isn't a criminal charge that fits since she was over 18.

JD 1992 :

I am assuming that any relationship was consensual and that she is not disabled in any way.

JD 1992 :

If that is correct then she was an adult and there is no crime.

Customer: It is a male who was my foster child who made allegations after I had him put in jail. It has also said that he told the investigator he was 17 at one point.
Customer: There was no relationship he justice allegations I think for revenge he is looking at 1-5 years
JD 1992 :

Male or female, consensual sex with someone over 18 is not crime unless it is a teacher-student relationship.

JD 1992 :

And even that law may be unconstitutional

Customer: They are saying something about my position of authority and they could bring criminal charges
JD 1992 :

What state are you in?

Customer: Ky
JD 1992 :

There are some statutes concerning foster parent but none if the person is over 18. Let me see if I can find you something on it.

JD 1992 :

Note that all of those require a person under 18.

Customer: Thank you
JD 1992 :

You're welcome and best wishes to you. Please don't forget to leave a Positive Rating (of course I'd suggest Excellent) so I get credit for my work.

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