If I was 16 whenI got regnant and my boyfriend at the time was 21, will he get in trouble for age difference?

I am in the process of child support paperwork but do not want to submit it if it means he will be charged with any sort of sex crime. My son is now 19 months and I am now 19.

Asked on August 22, 2011 Washington

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are now over the age of majority (eighteen [18] years) and became pregnant with your boyfriend's child while a minor and he was an adult, there is still the possibility that the statute of limitations in your state for the criminal offense of "statutory rape" (having consensual sex with a minor when one party is legally an adult) may not have run where your boyfriend could be charged with such an offense at this time.

Even if the statute of limitations has not run, the chances of the district attorney's office pursuing such a charge against your boyfriend most likely will not occur since you are now nineteen (19) years old and there is a child to consider.

To determine whether of not the statute of limitations has run for the offense of "statutory rape" in Washington State and if not the likelihood of charges being filed at this time, you should contact a criminal defense attorney in your state about this issue.

Good luck.


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