Children and the Law
Age of Consent & Underage Relationships

If you are almost 16 years old and your boyfriend is 19 can your guardians do anything to him if you are pregnant such as put him in jail?

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2015-07-16 19:25:44
2015-07-16 19:25:44

ing your question depends alot on the state laws in your community. There are very few states that don't have an issue with minors under the age of 16 having sex and getting pregnant. Some state laws might look at the age difference or consider a sexual act with a minor as criminal. The seriousness of the possible criminal charges against the older boy will depend on each state's laws. Guardians have the ultimate responsibility to protect the children in their custody. If they do not report a criminal act involving a minor child in their custody, they could be criminally charged and arrested with neglecting that minor. I suggest that you and/or the child's father contact an attorney or some other legal entity to find out what the law is in your state. Good Luck

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