Well my cousin has been talking and texting a girl that is 17 and hes 24 they been talking to each other for a while now . Buf they decided that if they wanna be together they would have to wait until she 18 but the problem is that her parents found out about thw situation and they called the phone company to get the text and hone record and saw that they been talking alot so now they threaten him to stay away from her that even when she turns of legal age that they will still file a police report saying that everything occured while she was under age what can my cousin do .
It is almost certainly a scam. There probably was never a girl and the "parents" are grifters. Literally shut down his phone service and all social media. Cancel his isp and use a burner for st least three months. Most victims fail to follow these steps and get trolled. He should go dark and start back up very slowly.
Well it's not illegal to talk to anyone, regardless of her age, so as long as he's not receiving nude pictures of underage minors he should be OK. In the event that it's not a scam (which it might be, but I don't think we really have enough info to jump to that conclusion) then at least her family is really hostile. Your cousin should keep proof of their threats for the future, in case they ever call the police to make a false accusation.
Importantly your cousin should also know that the age of sex consent in Illinois is 17 unless he is in a position of trust or authority over her (teacher, etc.) and then in that case it's 18. But make sure you don't cross state boundaries because that could violate federal law. Best practice: wait till she's 18.
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