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I have a17 year old she is pregnant by a 20 year old is this

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I have a17 year old she is pregnant by a 20 year old is this illegal
JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: North Caroline
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: He has hit her left a not on the backofher head
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  N Cal Attorney replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for your question.

If the sex was consensual, then it was legal. The age of consent in N.C. is 16, see

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_14/GS_14-27.30.pdf

Hitting her was not legal, that was battery, a misdemeanor, see

http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_14/GS_14-33.pdf

I hope this information is helpful.

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