Can charges be filed against my 18 year old daughter for having consensual sex with a 16 year old girl?
Question Details: The relationship is consensual and they are in love. The 16 year old girl's parents do not know about the relationship. I am afraid if they find out, then they would file charges against my daughter for sexual abuse or misconduct. They would assume that my daughter made their daughter gay and caused her to do sexual things. Can they file charges against my daughter? Also, if they have a bad break-up could there be any issues with the 16 year old filing charges against my daughter? How can we protect ourselves to avoid issues with this?
The age of consent is enough to protect your daughter. Once a person turns 16, he or she may engage in consensual sex, in a private location (e.g. at home), whether heterosexual or homosexual acts, with whomever he or she wishes.
Once a person attains the age of 16, they have the legal capacity to consent to having sexual relations. Acordingly, your daughter is protected.