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Can I be prosecuted for molesting a minor as a minor myself.

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Can I be prosecuted for molesting a minor as a minor myself. I'm now 27

Lawyer's Assistant: Have charges been filed? What's the status of that case?

No. Told they will be filled just before my release from prison

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did this occur?

Tennessee

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I will inherent a large estate and would offer a financial settlement to resolve the matter. The secual acts were consensual

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Yes, unfortunately. You can be prosecuted unless you were less than three years older than the victim. There is a close-in-age exception to Criminal Sexual Contact with a minor.

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