We live in the state of Illinois,and at the age of seventeen, my son began dating a young lady who was fifteen.Now, my son just turned eighteen and the young lady is sixteen.Her parents have welcomed my son into their home and he has a good relationship with them.
Can her parents, as well as we, his parents, sign some sort of agreement and have it noterized to protect him and allow them to date without any problems?
His Crusader, `duallydad` Some "little old church lady" or a school teacher doing "good" or someone with malicious intent (ex girlfriend, enemy, etc) can push the DA to press charges.
..remember that even if the parents refuse to press charges the DA can go against their wishes because, in IL, it is statutory rape for the next year or two.
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Crimes prosecuted under universal jurisdiction are considered crimes against all, too serious to tolerate jurisdictional arbitrage.