My brother is 17 born March 18th 2002, his girlfriend is 20 years old born June 22nd 1999, my Father allowed her to move in because she had no place to stay, he was unaware they were being sexually active. He has since kicked her out and is wanting to press charges, would his actions be valid?
Individuals don't "press charges." That's a slang term for cooperating with the prosecution. Only the District Attorney can file a criminal case..
Your father can make a police report... which will embarrass your almost-adult brother and create even more family drama than you already have.
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Yes. Minors cannot consent to sexual relations so yes his "actions are valid". The horndog girlfriend is guilty of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The father can file a police report and once sent to the DA, they decide whether to file criminal charges.
"Conditions of statutory rape?"
Yes, she raped him, and belongs in prison and when she gets out, lifetime registration as a sexual predator.
The age of consent in California is 18. It is illegal for anyone to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor (someone under the age of 18) unless they are that person’s spouse. There is no Romeo & Juliet or close-in-age exception.
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