Brother, 19, is/was having a physical relationship with a 16 year old who lied about her age. Please help!?
My brother, 19 years old, has been in a relationship with a 16 year old (who told him she was 18) for approximately 6 months now. He is a server at a restaurant while attending college and she is a hostess who also stated she was in another college from the area. Just last night, the girl's parents stormed up to our house, yelling and demanding to "talk" to our parents After a very heated argument and lots of screaming, we found out the girl is 16 years old and goes to the local high school.
They have been intimate for the past three months. They threatened to have him arrested and charged with statutory rape.
We are absolutely terrified and don't know where to turn to. Do we go to the police first? Hire an attorney? Please help us. Thank you!!
2 attorney answers
It’s statutory rape only if she had sex before 16. The bigger issue here is that in order to protect herself, cover her lies, and deflect blame, she may claim to have been raped. Young girls sometimes find that claiming rape is easier to do than to admit to their parents that they had consensual sex. Best to hire a lawyer before talking to police, if that happens.
Well, if she was sixteen when the sex first began he will be fine as the age of consent is 16 in Georgia. There may be some other more minor issues, so lawyer up.
My practice is primarily involved in the defense of high-profile sex-related cases and includes lawsuits throughout the State of Georgia.