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I am sorry for this dilemma. But not sure I understand your specific question. Are you asking if PA law allows the state to prosecute this if they were both minors initially but the relationship continued when he became an adult?
Thank youFirst, and foremost, the fact the relationship stated with them both being minors is not legally significant.In other words, it does not matter. It will not serve as a defense. If he had sexual contact with this minor while he was an adult? He could be prosecuted for that, even though he engaged in the same activity as a minor.
As for his attorney...I have seen plenty of great attorneys serving as public defenders. Generally speaking they job gives them a great deal of experience quickly. So I would not be worried about the fact they are a free lawyer.
Now..if you can afford to hire an attorney? FOr a serious charge such a sex with a minor?? Yes...I would hire the best lawyer I could if it was my child.
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