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Quick question. Say a guy is texting at first on a dating site for 18 and above, then later on the phone. If the person is texting or chatting with turns out to be 17. Is the guy liable for any type of charges? He sent NO pics that are inappropriate, only of his face, blowing a kiss.

Lawyer's Assistant: What was he charged with exactly? Are there any upcoming court dates?

No charges, he has been asked by the family of the girl , to send $750 to make it all go away. He is in his 30's she 17. Im thinking seam. scam

Lawyer's Assistant: In what state did the fraud occur?

Oklahoma. legal age of consent is 16, but Never was there any personal contact. A few calls on the phone only.

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Customer reply replied 26 days ago
My son is the guy in question. Yes, he spoke to her a couple of times

Thank you for the additional information.

Your son has broken no laws for which he could be prosecuted, or even charged.

This is a very common scam we are seeing with increasing frequency lately. In actuality, there is no underage girl and he was likely communicating with the "father" the whole time. The whole purpose was to get him to text something inappropriate or send nude pics so that the blackmail could occur.

Tell him to not respond. Stop all communication. Nothing will happen. This person is a criminal trying to steal his money. They will not go to the police because they do not want any attention from law enforcement. Besides, he did nothing illegal.

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This is what I thought. Just wanted a legal opinion. Thank you.

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