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Our son 14 yo has been involved (as we found out) with someone on-line who claims she is 1

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Our son 14 yo has been involved (as we found out) with someone on-line who claims she is 16 (although we don't know for sure) in a texting, sexually explicit conversation over past 2 months. We are worried and petrified about his safety and legal consequences as well. What does the law state about this, considering getting a legal advice in person. There has been no physical contact between our son and the girl, although he pretended he was older and stated his age as 16 or 18. We have severed the contact, but considering a legal advice or police involvement as we are worried about his safety if nothing else.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Zoey, JD replied 11 months ago.
Hello, Even if your son was texting sexually explicit messages to another minor, some states have sexting laws that make teenage sexting illegal. If you tell me where you are located, I can tell you what he would be risking if the girl came forward or if you involved the police.