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Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.I 100% agree with the mother. Any time a person is suspected of criminal activity and is being investigated, they should not do anything with the advice of an attorney. He is not obligated to speak to the police -just so you know - and generally, doing so will not help him. Many times, people feel that they can explain the circumstances, but the police are not looking for explanations -they are looking to make arrests. If he wishes to speak to the police, he should only do so after consultation with an attorney and only with a lawyer present. Furthermore, he is 15, and likely scared out of his mind. Most adults wouldn't know how to "figure it out", much less a child.Note that either party can be charged with sexual assault of a child (forced or not), though typically minors having sex don't come to the attention of the police unless something like this happens -where one feels slighted or jilted and a parent contacts the authorities. Though it is unfair the older of the two is more likely to get in trouble. A conviction can result in jail time, fine, and being placed on a sex offender registry. In other words, there are serious, lifelong, life-altering ramifications at stake. I don't tell you this to scare you, but just so you have a clear picture of what you are looking at.Most criminal defense attorneys offer a free consultation, so he (and his parents) might be able to get some peace of mind speaking to someone who can get a bigger picture and ask the right questions.If you need clarification or additional information, please REPLY, and I'll be happy to assist you.