How can he protect his rights? If she does this
The age of consent in New York is 17.
I am a former federal and State prosecutor and have been handling criminal defense and personal injury cases for over 18 years. The above answer, and any follow up comments or emails, is for informational purposes only and not meant as legal advice.
In NY State, the age of consent to intimate relations is 17. I doubt very much that your mother will be successful in her efforts to punish the 21-year old.
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Your mother can insist all she wants, but if you were at least seventeen (17) years old when you became pregnant, then you were of legal age to consent to the intercourse, which if you did, means there is nothing she can do. Most likely, any law enforcement agency will tell her this when she approaches them about arresting your boyfriend. However, if a law enforcement officer does investigate the matter and wants to interview your boyfriend, then your boyfriend should under no circumstances speak with that officer without an attorney present, no matter what the officer says. Your boyfriend should consult with an attorney right away at that point.
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