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My 13 year old grandson fondled my other grandson who is 8.

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my 13 year old grandson fondled my other grandson who is 8. can he be prosecuted?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 1 year ago.
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Yes, if you want to report this matter to the police, your 13 year old can be prosecuted in North Carolina for this offense. Here's the statute below. With a juvenile defendant the matter is a Class 1 misdemeanor:
Indecent Liberties with a Child [NCGS 14-202.2]
Willfully taking any immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with a child 3 years younger than the defendant, by a defendant under age 16, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire; or willfully
committing any lewd or lascivious act on any part of the body of any child under age 16, but a defendant under age 16, for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.

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