my son and his girlfriend slept together...

Asked by caroline on 29-12-2021 12:33:24
Question posted in the Criminal Law category relating to Limpopo

my son and his girlfriend slept together - she was 15 and he was 17.  her mother is now threateing legal action againt him.  what do we do from here? 

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Posted by Att. Patrick on 29-12-2021 22:34:26

Hi there,

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You try to speak to the girlfriend's mother to convince her not to press criminal charges against your son for statutory rape on the basis that they both agreed to do it, and that they are dating, and that he is also a minor, and that doing so will probably ruin both of their lives. It sounds to me as if the mother is very upset about it, and taking about it with her, or asking a friend to act as a middle man, might definitely assist in getting through to her. 

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