If my 33 year old son got a 16 year old girl pregnant, is he looking at jail time?

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If my 33 year old son got a 16 year old girl pregnant, is he looking at jail time?

No alcohol or drugs were involved and he has been supporting the mother through out her pregnancy.

Asked on November 9, 2015 under Criminal Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The age of consent is PA is 16. This means that the girl in queston was legally able to consent to having sex with your son. Therefore, he cannot be charged with statutory rape. However, when an alleged victim is 16 or older but less than 18 years odl, and the alleged offender is over the age of 18, the state may charge the offense of corruption of minors or unlawful contact with a minor, even if the activity was consensual.
At this point, your son should consult directly with a criminal law attorney in his area for further information.


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