My 17 year old daughter had a 19 year old friend over our house. I trusted both of them so I left them alone in the living room. Shortly after, I walked in and my daughter's pants were down and the boy was sitting quietly. I became very upset and asked him to leave. She told him she "didnt want to do it". He tried to hold her but my daughter pushed him away.
Can I make a complaint for record and if later I am still disturbed by what happened, what charges could later be filed (if applicable) and what is the statutes to file charges against the boy?
Is she young enough to call it CHILD MOLESTATION or ASSAULT ?
If you make a complaint and the police investigate and your daughter tells them that the young man pulled her pants down and held her against her will, he will be arrested. The age of consent for statutory rape in Texas is 17. But adult males have been convicted of sexual indecency with a minor under Texas Penal Code sec. 43.25 when they have induced children under 18 to engage in sexual conduct, so yes, it could be called sexual conduct with a minor, if it was his idea, whether she consented or not.
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I agree with the previous posting lawyer. You can call the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services or dial 311 in your area if you have not already reported the incident. Also, you should try to find out what really happened from your daughter. These are serious allegations and could be emotionally traumatic for your daughter. I would consider taking her to the doctor and a licensed counselor. You might also consider speaking with a family lawyer or a criminal lawyer in your area for specific advice.
If this event happened recently, I recommend that you contact the local police department near your location, ie, Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, etc.. Also, regarding any information relevant to the injury of a child must be reported to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. You should not withhold such information from those who are empowered to make the decision to prosecute or not. Immediate action is recommended
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