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Is it illegal to date a minor online?

Discussion in 'Juvenile Crime, Law & Court' started by Estefi, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Estefi

    Estefi Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hi, so the thing here is, I know an 18 year old guy and a 12 year old girl dating online. None of their parents are aware of this relationship. The guy used to think that the girl was 16 year old, but as it turns out, she lied to him and she is 12, but he did not care. I tried to tell him it was wrong but instead he blew me off. They talk on Twitter pretty much all day every day, and I know that there might the presence of sexual talk in between them. Now, the guy desires to be the president of the United States in the future, but I don’t know if it is considered as pedophila and if it could go on his record.
     
  2. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    There could be criminal offenses even if there is no sexual content. He needs to cease contact immediately or he could screw up his future.
    He is playing with fire and he knows it.
     
  3. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    Then he could be violating federal and state criminal codes.

    Google Wisconsin Sexting with a Minor.

    Several resources come up that address the possible crimes that he can be prosecuted for.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    He thinks its a little girl, it could be a big, bad police officer or sheriff's deputy.
     
  5. zddoodah

    zddoodah Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what "dating online" means, but ok.

    You didn't ask a question, so....

    Two people "talking" via Twitter isn't illegal regardless of their relative ages. If the "talking" is sexual in nature, that might be illegal. Either way you're friend appears to be a dummy.
     
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    My thoughts exactly.

    The OP shouldn't be worried about his "friend's" problems. The future President will find out the hard way.
     
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    leslie82 Well-Known Member

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    You're not "dating." Oh I mean your "friend" isn't dating a 12 year old. But if any nude photos are exchanged with the minor your "friend" is now in possession of child porn.

    Are you for real right now or trolling? What does it matter if he wants to be POTUS? Have you seen the current one - anyone can be POTUS no matter what's in their past or present.
     

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