my daughter is being accused of statutory rape. she was 18 and 5 months the friend that introduced them said the young man was 18. the young man said he was 18. along comes the sex and my daughter ends up pregnant. she called him to let him know asked for a little help with diapers and formula and now he is only 16. she would like to know what is the best course of action
This is not something you or your daughter should openly discuss online. Sincerely the best way to handle this is to seek counsel (private or court appointed) and discuss the case/strategy/options with him or her. There is far too much needed information for an attorney to be able to adequately answer your question, especially in an online forum as this. Talk directly with an attorney. Good luck.
Best course of action is for her to hire a lawyer. These are serious charges that can affect the rest of her life.
That sounds like a highly unfortunate situation for your daughter and your entire family. I am very sorry to hear that. The best way to help your daughter (as my other colleagues have mentioned) is to get her good legal representation. Most criminal defense attorneys offer free legal consultations. Schedule a time for you and your daughter to go down and speak to an attorney to discuss the specific legal strategy for this case.
If she has not yet been charged, there is a chance that an attorney can negotiate to avoid charges based on a statutory defense that may apply to this situation that is referred to as the Romeo-Juliet law. Hire an attorney to address this as soon as possible.
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