My son/daughter was convicted of a felony in superior court at age 14+ and after 6 years of good citizenship and responsible behavior is having their juvenile record expunged. However, upon an online query of the local newspaper's website results...
I have been able to persuade news outlets to remove things for various reasons over the years. They don't have to remove it. The fact she was convicted is a fact and they cannot be sued. But a letter recounting the good life she has lived since, and a copy of the order sealing her conviction might be enough. I would suggest you write the letter yourself or have your daughter write it. You don't need a lawyer, in my opinion, and using one will just get their lawyer involved.See question
5 years ago my brother shared a flat with two of his best friends in Germany (We're both Germans). The internet connection was registered in the name of my brother. We now believe that one of his friends (who was also using the internet in that fl...
Whether you are of interest to U. S. authorities or known to them is impossible to know. Posting these details on a public site as you have done here might increase those chances. You should know that U. S. authorities have the right to search and seize any devices you have with you when entering the United States.See question
My sister in=law was always taken care of financially by her Dad all of her life . She could work but always figured Dad had deep pockets . 5 years ago her did became ill and needed care so Granddaughter was asked and paid to care for her grand...
You could talk to the local police and share your concerns, or report this to Adult Protective Services if she qualifies as a "vulnerable adult." This scenario is all too common and the authorities are typically very quick to respond to these concerns. You can find more information at https://www.dshs.wa.gov/altsa/home-and-community-services/adult-abuse-and-preventionSee question
It was about half a year ago when I first started going on a site called teen-chat.org. I didn’t know about pedos/blackmailers at the time. I was also a bit messed up at the time, so I talked to anyone who talked to me and did anything without con...
If you are a minor this person may be distributing child pornography and committing a very serious crime. You should strongly consider calling the police and asking for their help.See question
I was tricked by online dating profile stating a girl was 18 (i am 19), half way through texting (and sending pictures) she mentions she was 17, her father found out and threatens to send me to jail if i dont pay for their phone disconnection fees...
This is a scam that has been around for a while, and you should tell the person scamming you that you are going to report them to the authorities. I get calls regularly from people who are scammed by this nonsense story. It is always the same story, and a very similar fee. Im guessing he asked for $300?
If you want to stay out of trouble on the internet then do not chat with minors, do not share pictures with minors and always find out the person's age when you do encounter someone. As soon as anyone even hints that they are a minor you should immediately discontinue all communications. Period.See question
My 17 yr old is being charged for rape/incest on my 14 yr old. I don't believe it was rape on either part I believe it was consensual
Incest is illegal regardless of consent. While the age of consent is 16 years, Washington law does not criminalize consensual sexual contact between a person 14-16 years old and a person less than 48 months older than them UNLESS they are closely related. So I would suspect there is a defense to the rape charge, but not the incest charge.See question
this man who is 20 years of or so has been sending me explicit content. I have told him to stop on multiple occasions but he won't. I thought about getting the police involved but I don't want to sound dumb for calling because he sent a nude. I am...
The person sending those images could be prosecuted for felony Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes, harassment and perhaps cyberstalking. If a man is sending you these images and won't stop you should talk to a trusted adult and get help in dealing with this situation.See question
Im from wa and she is from ca. We never talked bout meeting, and there was no sex talk just talking bout us being together and i get a text saying it was her dad. He told me how old she was and that im going to prison. I have stage 4 cancer i dont...
I agree with the other attorneys that this is likely a scam, but I also just tried a case where my client who was in Washington was convicted for sexual online chat with what turned out to be an elementary school student in California. So there is every reason to be cautious and appropriate when engaging in online chat and flirting, and if someone says they are a minor you should immediately discontinue all communications. There are a growing number of online stings in Washington where law enforcement poses as a 15 year old girl offering sex for money, or as a 13 year old girl or boy interested in getting together for sexual contact, and those stings lead to very serious charges.See question
It has pictures and videos of young girls in many clothes including lingerie. Some of the images appear to be very lewd and maybe sexual in nature. Bottom line: Are pictures and videos of young girls in underwear legal in the United States? This i...
There is the potential for prosecution for this kind of offense under Washington law and under Federal law. Under Washington law, a person is guilty of possessing or viewing depictions of minors engaged in "sexually explicit conduct." Sexually explicit conduct is defined in RCW 9A.68.011 as:
(4) "Sexually explicit conduct" means actual or simulated:
(a) Sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex or between humans and animals;
(b) Penetration of the vagina or rectum by any object;
(d) Sadomasochistic abuse;
(e) Defecation or urination for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer;
(f) Depiction of the genitals or unclothed pubic or rectal areas of any minor, or the unclothed breast of a female minor, for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer. For the purposes of this subsection (4)(f), it is not necessary that the minor know that he or she is participating in the described conduct, or any aspect of it; and
(g) Touching of a person's clothed or unclothed genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or breast area for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer.
As you can see, this definition is very broad and would arguably include just about any nude or even clothed pictures if they are sexually suggestive or involve the child touching themselves in an intimate area.
Under Federal law, sexually explicit conduct is defined in 18 U.S.C. 2256, and reads:
(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), “sexually explicit conduct” means actual or simulated—
(i) sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex;
(iv) sadistic or masochistic abuse; or
(v) lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;
(B) For purposes of subsection 8(B)  of this section, “sexually explicit conduct” means—
(i) graphic sexual intercourse, including genital-genital, oral-genital, anal-genital, or oral-anal, whether between persons of the same or opposite sex, or lascivious simulated sexual intercourse where the genitals, breast, or pubic area of any person is exhibited;
(ii) graphic or lascivious simulated;
(II) masturbation; or
(III) sadistic or masochistic abuse; or
(iii) graphic or simulated lascivious exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of any person;
The definition under Washington state law is broader and encompasses more behavior. Washington also criminalizes the "viewing" of child pornography even if there is no downloading or actual "possession," while Federal law and many other states only criminalize the possession.
The bottom line is that looking at questionable material depicting children, minors or anyone who is purported to be or appears to be a minor, who are engaged in sexually explicit or even just sexually provocative behavior, can subject you to very serious charges and long periods of incarceration, not to mention sex offender registration, deportation for non-citizens, Probation for long periods of time, and significant restrictions on your ability to move freely in the community, obtain employment and housing, etc. There is plenty of pornography out there that doesn't subject you to these risks, and if you believe pornography is right for you then I would suggest you focus your attention on adults engaged in sexually explicit conduct.See question
Is it legall?
Yes, sexual contact between you and your 17 year old boyfriend would be legal in Washington. While the age of consent is 16, which is the age at which you are free to have sexual contact with whomever you like, it is not illegal for people under 16 to have sexual contact with a person who is close to them in age. For a person aged 14 to 16 it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is less than 48 months older than them. HOWEVER, it is still illegal to sext, take videos or photographs of a sexually explicit nature, or to have sex as part of a live performance in front of other people until you are 18 years old. Those can be charged as serious crimes so don't do those things (and even once you turn 18 they are not a good idea!).See question