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I met a girl on Craigslist we were texting set up a time to…

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I met a girl on Craigslist we were texting set up a time to meet she didn't show she was in a car accident conning to se me we never met but here parents sent me a text that they were going to the police and file charges against me and bring a civil s

Lawyer's Assistant: What were you charged with exactly? Do you have any upcoming court dates?

Me she said she was 19 and I have a Craigslist ad that says she is 19

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

Oregon

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: LegalPro54, Lawyer replied 2 months ago
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Are the parents now claiming she was underage? Are they asking for money? I very much look forward to assisting you on this matter.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The didn't say she was but that is what they are implying they didn't ask for money but they said they could ruin my life
Criminal Lawyer: LegalPro54, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Okay thank you. So what precisely is your question?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
They said they were going to the police to press charges against me can they do this when they can't prove I knew she was under age and I have proof from a Craigslist ad I saved stating she was 19 and we never met
Criminal Lawyer: LegalPro54, Lawyer replied 2 months ago

Thank you. First, only the district attorney can press charges. A citizen can report an alleged crime to the police, but ultimately the police would have to be the ones to recommend charges to the district attorney and the DA would have to decide to actually press charges.

BAsed on what you have described, I cannot possibly imagine the DA choosing to prosecute as there is clearly no intent to have sexual relations with a minor here. Moreover, I will say that the situation you are describing here is a common SCAM setup where nothing is real and it is a fabricated scenario designed to extort money from victims online. So, all you can really do here is cut off contact. You CERTAINLY don't want to pay these people any money (I have a feeling this may be a scam and that this is where the situation is leading), and for that matter I wouldn't even be too worried about criminal consequences stemming from the situation.

I hope that you find this information helpful. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above and I will be more than happy to assist you further.

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