I am a 21 girl lived in Virginia and has a long distance relationship with a minor girl who's turning 16 lived in Michigan. We only met once in person. We've known each other for few years and really love each other. Her parents found out about everything and they notified the authorities. Now, they want my girlfriend to write a police report, she wasn't sure if she should write it or not depending on how bad it would get. If she reach her age of consent i believe it's 16 years old in Michigan she want to emancipated. But my question is, what are the possibilities will happen to me?
One girl dating another girl is not a crime, even in the most stupidly repressive parts of this country. So unless the one time you met in person was for resulted in sexual activity, nothing can happen to you criminally. Its possible if sexual activity took place there could be an issue, but that is not really disclosed in the question. If sexual activity did take place, you probably should talk to an attorney, because at that point the question becomes a much more fact driven inquiry into exactly what happened. I hope this helps, and good luck!
It depends on if you had any sexual contact when you met in person. Under Michigan law, even "making out" with a person under the age of consent could result in a conviction of criminal sexual contact. Plus, your question also depends on the nature of your online communications. If you exchanged sexuallly explicit photos or had sexual conversations, you may face charges of sexual exploitation, possession of child pornography, or other cyber crimes. Finally, if you have encourged your "girlfriend" to run away or disobey her parents, you could be charged with contributing to the deliquence of a minor.
The minor cannot get emancipated unless she can prove that her parents have not been providing support for her and that she is capable of independantly proving for here own housing and other necessities. She cannot becoming emancipated just because she turns 16 or just because she disagrees with her parents.
You are not doing this child any favors, and I reccomend that you gently discontinue the relationship. At her age, the biochemistry of her brain is still developing and she may have very strong attachement and codependant feelings towards you. But, this is not necessarily love. If you truely love this child, you will give her the time and space that she needs to mature and develop independantly. In other words, back off and wait until she is an adult.
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It doesn't sound like you've committed a crime at all. If you had some sort of sexual contact when you were meeting or have traded sexually explicit photgraphs, then you might've gotten yourself into trouble. Keep in mind, anything that happened as far as sexually before she turned 16 doesn't get erased by her birthday. Also, her chances of being emancipated sound like they are profoundly unlikely. My advice to you, as hard as it is to swallow, would be that you walk away from this relationship. Clearly, she is much younger than you, her parents don't approve of the relationship, and you're in another state. Since she's a minor and her parents don't want you around, they can make your life hell. Remember, she is still a minor until she's 18 and there are many other State and Federal laws that cover crimes involving minors that don't necessarily include sexual contact. Good luck to you.
I don't see a crime here, based on what you've said. So you said "I love you" in a few emails and maybe over Skype. So far, they haven't made being in love a crime.
Where it could get sticky is if she was sending nude photos over the internet to you (at which point, she could potentially be charged with manufacturing and distributing child pornography and you could be charged with possession of child pornography, among other things) or if, when you met, things went beyond kissing and into the realm of "fondling" or beyond.
I have a concern that if her parents and the police are pressuring her to write a police report, they are also going to pressure her into making statements that may not even be true, or may (even accidentally) manipulate her into saying what they want to hear. (This is very common in these kinds of cases.) She may unwittingly not only implicate you in some sort of criminal activity, but may end up making a false confession. I would, therefore, urge her to not make any kind of a statement . . . but I would caution you against trying to prevent her from making a statement, because that may be construed as a crime, as well.
She will almost certainly not be successful in becoming emancipated. It's just not that easy.
Your best bet, unfortunately, is to just break things off, wait a couple of years, and then look her up again if you still share feelings. It sounds like her family will make sure that this relationship is nothing but trouble, and you will be far better off without this kind of trouble in your life.
NOTE: This answer is intended for information and educational purposes only and is NOT legal advice. Advice on specific legal matters requires an in-depth discussion of facts that can only be done in private, which is not possible through a website accessible to the public. Also, note that I am only licensed to practice law in Michigan, am not familiar with the laws of most other jurisdictions, and could not offer legal advice (even if I wanted to do so) outside of Michigan.
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