I met a girl on tagged (online dating site). Her profile said she was 18. She told me she worked at a library in records. She also stated that she was at work on occasions. She was 15 or 16 unbeknownst to me. We stated texting and at her request traded nude photos. She sent one first. Later on her parents caught her trying to send a video and then contacted me, told me her age and accused me of trying to abduct their daughter. Even though nothing like that ever happened and I wanted to meet in public like any normal online date. I'm just wondering if they can charge me or take me to court for this. They have contacted me multiple times and stated that their daughter broke their laptop and that we could handle this out of court if I agree to pay 800 dollars for half the cost of the laptop. I feel I'm being extorted/black mailed. Any help with this is appreciated
In North Carolina, lack of knowledge regarding her age is not a defense. You could be criminally prosecuted for this behavior. You should have no further contact with her family. Contact an attorney immediately who can help you protect yourself.
Attorney Davis is correct. In addition, I want you to know that there has been a scam going around with very similar facts: girl says she's 18, sends nude picture, reveals she's under age, parents find out, want money to keep their mouths shut. You are right to be skeptical. Pay very close attention- especially if they ask for payment in the form of a moneygram or a gift card.
See my answer to the last time someone asked about this scam:
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