In NC, what can a 20 year old male be charged with if he texted indecent photos of himself to a 15 year old female and she also sent indecent photos of herself to him? Apparently this isn't the first time she has done this to someone older than herself and now her parents are saying this is statutory rape, but no intercourse has occurred. What would you suggest?
I am not sure how statutory rape would be applicable with intercourse. I am also not sure why parents have allowed her to have a phone with a camera if she has done this before. I do think you could potentially face indecent exposure, corruption of a minor, endangering a child, harassment, etc. If the police are going to charge you they will charge with everything. Do not have any communication with the police or this girl again without consulting a local criminal attorney. Any one you discuss this with could be working in connection with the police to build a case against you. Good Luck. I hope this helps.
Attorney with 13 years experience.
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