Were both having family issues. Our parents don't want us together. I'm sick of it she's sick of it! I know I can support her with a job! But what I want to need to know is what can and will the police do when our my parents report me missing.?
I think your girlfriend could get into a lot of trouble! In PA, just for having sexual relations with you she could be charged with Corruption of minors or possibly Aggravated indecent assault because you are 16 and she is over 18. I believe that the Commonwealth may charge the offense of corruption of minors or unlawful contact with a minor, even if the activity is consensual. If you take off from your parents home with her, i.e. "run away" then she could get into even more trouble. If you and your girlfriend think you're ready to be grown up together, before you do anything, I suggest you consult with a local attorney to review all your rights, options and obligations so you will know for sure where you stand and exactly what the potential consequences may be for your contemplated actions. You can find attorneys in your area by searching among the profiles here on AVVO. Good luck!
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Here is the problem: You are legally a child.
You have to do what your parents say. You may feel like a man, your adult girlfriend may tell you that you are a man, but the law says that you are a still a child.
If you leave and your parents report you missing and you will not conform to their authority, you stand a very good chance of being forced into foster care until your 18th birthday or incarcerated as incorrigible. No fun.
Your girlfriend on the other hand risks a lot more. There are dozens of potential criminal charges they could and probably would throw on her, custodial interference, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, aiding and abetting, the list of potential charges goes on and on. She could actually go to prison.
All of the above scenarios also include you not being able to be with your girlfriend until you reach 18. That is a long time for a young woman to be alone.
Did you ever see the movie “War Games?” The moral of that story is the same as the moral to your story, “The only way to win is not to play the game.”
How many movies have you seen in your lifetime about young lovers running away to be together? Those movies all start out romantically and they all end very badly. Very badly.
The only way that you and she will be able to continue to see each other is to work it out with your parents. You have no choice. Conform or lose.
Good luck to all of you.
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