When I was 16 I met this 20 year boy in my town. He and I started talking and I then the next day I invited him to walk with me to park. When my parents found us talking together they were angry and threatened to get the police involved, but they didn't. I'm 18 now and I wanted to go see him, but once again my parents are calling him a pedophile and talking about getting the police involved. He didn't touch me at all and all we were doing was talking. Could he have gotten arrested then and could he still get arrested now?
If the two of you just walked and talked, and there was no sexual contact, there is nothing your parents can do about the fact that you were 16 and this boy was 20. However, you really should have listened to your parents but now that you are no longer a minor you can make your own choices.
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I agree with every word Judy wrote. OTOH, if you did have any sexual contact, he still has some jeopardy. The Statute of Limitations is a pretty fluid thing where the "victim" was a minor.
You did nothing that could be considered illegal,
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