It has come to my attention that many cases, though not featured in a federal setting or broadcast on local news forums, that people are coming forward upwards of 5 years after participating in an erotic role play(ERP) when they were considered a minor. Can a person of state legal consent age(a person who is no longer considered a minor) participate in an erotic role play with a person who is considered underage, despite the minor providing concent and not showing any signs of discomfort from the sexual cooperative story writing, where no images are shared? Even if each participant was using a fiction character of their own design?
I personally would like to understand these situations, in the sense that something that a person considered a minor willingly participated in, but are now no longer a minor; can the person who was the minor when the ERP took place, again, after willingly participating, accuse the person they, via text, talked with of sexual harassment?
If it is by state, then by all means, disregard this question, for this is from a more outside looking in observation and curiosity on said limitations.
The question will certainly have different answers in different states. In Kansas it could be very easy for a prosecutor to craft a criminal charge out of such conversations. The general statute of limitations law in Kansas is five years. It is longer however for alleged sex crimes involving minors. The only way to be safe is to know for certain that all participants are 18 years of age or older.
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