My 16 year old daughter is having sex with her 16 year old boyfriend. His parents are unlikely to be okay with this if they find out and I am worried that I could be charged with facilitating or something if they find out and want to make an issue of it.Yes she is on birth control and very responsible. I am far from 'comfortable' but I'd rather make sure it is safe than alienate her. I am worried that if I know they are having sex in our house is that being actively involved? I'd rather have them here than in a car or park or something.
It's unlikely you would be charged unless you were actively involved (gross) or you are providing the young lovers with pornography or alcohol or drugs to enhance their experience together. Odd that his parents are more concerned about this than you and that's certainly something to consider. I trust your daughter is using birth control and practicing safe sex?
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--20 years experience
Perhaps you should consider telling your 16 year old daughter to "cut it out." Otherwise you may be back to this site soon inquiring about grandparent rights.
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I concur with Mr. Finnecy that it is unlikely that you would be charged for contributing to the delinquency of a minor, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen.
While I applaud your efforts to ensure that she is using protection and in a safe environment, these kids (and yes they are still kids in the eye of the law) engaging in sex could result in pregnancy and their activities constitute a violation of the law. If they keep it up and one of them turns 18 then that individual could find themselves facing statutory rape charges and charged as an adult. That type of offense can ruin an individual's life (whether that is your daughter or her boyfriend).
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