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Child molestation while being a minor themselves Sex Crimes, Sex Offenders

Discussion in 'Criminal Charges' started by Julio, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Julio

    Julio Law Topic Starter New Member

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    If someone who was a minor and touched another family member because they were sexually influenced by other siblings his whole life, he was also touched as a child,could they be charged later in life as an adult if so for how long what are the consequences? What can the worst and best result be?
     
  2. justblue

    justblue Well-Known Member

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    Your post is worded ...confusingly. Are you asking if a minor molests a younger sibling/family member can he be tried as an adult later in life?

    How old were you when you molested your family member? How old was the family member? Was the person who molested you reported?
     
  3. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Your post is hopelessly vague, so the only possible answer to the first question is maybe.
     
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  4. Red Kayak

    Red Kayak Member

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    Look up "statute of limitations" for child molestation in California.

    Yes, as an adult you can be charged for past transgressions.

    Whether you are charged as an adult or as a minor for alleged actions committed as a minor depends on a variety of things. Similarly, the punishment for being found guilty of such things can widely vary.
     
  5. ElleMD

    ElleMD Well-Known Member

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    Being molested isn't an excuse to molest someone else if that is what you are asking. Crimes don't work that way. If someone stabs you, you don't get to stab someone else.

    If someone is too young of a child to understand what they are doing and there is no sexual or coercive intent (think two 4 year olds playing "doctor"), it is unlikely charges would be brought, but that would be up to the state to decide.
     
  6. mightymoose

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    Without knowing specific details I will simply say that it is unlikely criminal charges would be brought "later in life".
    If both suspect and victim were minors then the matter would fall under the jurisdiction of the juvenile court, and the juvenile court would no longer have jurisdiction over the now adult suspect.
     

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