Laws of age dating consent
So he was 16, so I figured by my reading of it, that on its face wasn't illegal so I had no obligation to go forward.'"And by the law, and other professionals' interpretations of it for us -- including law enforcement and attorneys -- there would be nothing clearly criminal about it.The teen's father acknowledged that uncertainty saying, "I wasn't thinking criminal either, because I was thinking the whole time that this sucks because [he] was 16.But after we met with [the therapist], that's when it hit me, I was like, ' Well, she subs over there,' and that puts her in a position of authority."According to investigative records, the relationship went unreported to law enforcement until the school's principal caught wind of a rumor about inappropriate texts that October.Even then, the principal was unclear if the law required reporting the relationship."We talked to [the principal] the first time," the teen's father told investigators.As well as the age limits, the law says that two people can’t have sex unless they both agree (consent).If you don’t agree and someone threatens you or touches you sexually they are breaking the law."He said there was a rumor and that he needed to know if we could confirm or deny.I told him at that point we hadn't met with our attorney."According to the interview with the teen's parents, the principal pointed out that he was a mandated reporter, which the boy's father acknowledged."He told us, ' If y'all don't tell me anything, I'm gonna have to put her name out there.
"But he said 'he [the teen] said she didn't work ...
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