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There is an ongoing open case/investigation with the local

There is an ongoing open case/investigation with the local sheriff's department in California for going on 5 months now for a possible statutory rape. It was brought to their attention because the alleged perpetrator (30 at the time, now 31) and victim were discovered together by university police in a vehicle at the alleged victims college. She was 18 at the time and is now 19. University police sent in a report to the sheriff's department to have them investigate further. The sheriff's department conducted one interview with the alleged perpetrator about a month after they started their investigation but there has been no developments since. The two are still romantically involved and intent to be moving forward.As previously stated the alleged victim and her parents have no interest in pursuing charges. The alleged perpetrator's wife (soon to be ex wife) however does want there to be charges. She wants the husband to get into trouble and claims she will make a report with the sheriff's office but has yet to do so. She is using this situation as leverage to try and get full child custody, child support, etc.What power does the wife have in this situation in regards ***** ***** statutory rape investigation? Can she be enough to get charges brought? If there is no other evidence can her word be enough to potentially lead to conviction since it seems there would be no way to conclusively prove penetration?Since the investigation has no concrete date to potentially charge from would they by default push the beginning of the statute of limitations to the 21st birthday of the alleged victim?If the alleged perpetrator and victim move in with each other does this change anything? Marriage of the two change anything? If they move to a neighboring state would that affect the clock on the statute of limitations?Anything else that one should consider in this scenario?

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What is attempted rape in NYC punishment if convicted for

what is attempted rape in NYC punishment if convicted for first time? and how it is proved?

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I was in a relationship with an underage girl when i was 18,

i was in a relationship with an underage girl when i was 18, we had been together for 3 years and we were caught by her father during intercourse. he called the cops and they got involved and was told my case would be sent to the District Attorney or someone to see if they were going to press charges. At the event, i was told not to contact them until the police told me that it was ok to do so. i never heard anything from the authorities and the father contacted me often in spite of my requests not to until the authorities said we could. i ended up moving away from the city and later i went abroad for a while. i have been back in the states for nearly a year and still haven't heard anything from the authorities and i was just wondering if at this point it would be incriminating or in any way ill advised to contact the girl who i havent spoken with in about 3 years at this point, for closure reasons.

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One of my nephew, he is 22 yrs old. He has a relationship

One of my nephew, he is 22 yrs old. He has a relationship with a girl who told our entire family that she was 21 yrs old, and both of her parents are deceased. Just about few months ago, our family finds out that his girl friend is a run away teenager and she is actually 17 yrs old from her birth mother. His girl friend is a drug user and an alcoholic. She needs money for buying drugs, so she has been blackmail him "If you don't give me money, I will turn you in as sex offender who has sex with minor." My nephew would like to turn himself in to the court, so my questions are:1. How does he turn himself in?2. What kinds of penalties will he face?The family believes that he does the right things by turning himself in , and admits that it was a mistake for believing her. He did not know of her lie. The family cares about her and urges her to go rehab to get clean, but she only wants money to buy drugs and alcohol. It is better to face the judge than dealing with her black mail. Please help.

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When I was 15 I ranaway with my 19 year... When I was 15 I

When I was 15 I ranaway with my 19 year...When I was 15 I ranaway with my 19 year old boyfriend because my parents were emotionally abbusive and I have depression. Then I was not being treated. we ran away crossing state lines when my parents said they were never going to let him speak to me again and we're going to throw him in prison forsatutory rape. Now I am 17 almost 18 in 3 months and he just. Turned 21. Is there anything I can do legally to have these charges dropped? My parents are pushing it and keep saying its up to the state, but they just want him to be punished. I live in the state of Texas and he is currently being charged with Kidnapping since we left texas and went to Tennessee. We started dating when he was 18 and I was 15.

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Are text messages sufficient evidence to prove that sex

are text messages sufficient evidence to prove that sex happened between a minor and an adult?JA: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?Customer: the state is Idaho. The charge is called statutory rape right?JA: Have you talked to a laywer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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My friend dated a 15 year old when he was 17. They dated

My friend dated a 15 year old when he was 17. They dated when she turned 16 and he 18. They did have sexual intercourse. Is he in jeopardy of statutory rape? The girl's mother did know about the relationship.

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Our daughter 17 was raped by a 24 yr old who got her drunk

Our daughter 17 was raped by a 24 yr old who got her drunk at a party. He was the one who brought the alcohol to several minors. He raped her while she was passed out/asleep. We are prosecuting and have done everything including a rape kit but was done 60 hours after the rape when we found out. The exam showed abrasions to her labia and blood on her cervix. She woke up to this happening and pushed him off and left so we are doubting any semen. SO we have a he said she's said he is saying it was consensual. He has a record, He has been arrested 9 times, 5 of them for giving alcohol to minors. Our daughter is in counseling and is having good and bad days. We are supporting her and believe her 100%. My fear is he will go free. Do we need an attorney or do we wait for the prosecutors? And what if he gets off on lack of evidence and he sues us can/does that happen?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Ohio and May 22JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No only policeJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No that is the story in a nut shell.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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I have a question about the Romeo and Juliet laws. I am on

I have a question about the Romeo and Juliet laws.I am on the sex offender registry for a crime a committed in Jan 2000 when I was 20. I solicited a under cover cop who was posing as a 14 year old.I believe that I fit all the criteria for getting off the registry except for stimulation that there be no more than 4 years difference between you and age of victim.I am wondering if I can make a legal argument that because in my crime there was NO VICTIM that this stipulation does not apply to me. Has this been argued before?

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