Do you think this is a wrong decision?

I knew some parents who choose not to call police when their kid was underage and had sex with a much older person.

I thought it was wrong and neglecting the adults actions.
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  • Case by case basis. As a rule of thumb it’s a good idea to get the authorities involved though. That said, parents know their kids best (generally) so it’s up to them whether they think their kid was exploited or not.


    I do remember wanting to bang teachers/adults since I was about 14 though and I wouldn’t have wanted the adult charged if I had clearly pursued them and was an equal partner in that sense in the relationship. If they use their position of power to coerce the kid into sex though it’s 100% time to make heads roll.

    • The adult seduced the kid here

    • Still up to the parents but if it was my kid I would be likely to press charges. If it were a friend’s kid I would encourage them to do the same.

  • Yep. Wrong and neglecting.

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  • It has to be evaluated case by case. If the minor has less than 14 years and the adult has seduced or forced the kid to have sex with them, it would be the case to call police, because it is sexual assault.
    But if the kid has more than 14 years and there’s a sincere attraction maybe it’s the case only to talk with the kid. Obviously things have to be evaluated with more informations.

  • How much underage matters, a little or a lot. If they are only 6 months from being legal, I can kind of understand that, especially if the older one is only a little bit older than they are.

    Now if its like a 25 year old guy and a 14 year old girl, totally should of called the police to report it.

    • Yh it was a huge age gap

    • what was there age

    • @Lee1515 over 20 years

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  • Should call the police immediately he's just using the child

    • I didn't say its a man

    • Doesn't matter man or woman it's a crime one time if they were same ages there could have been exceptions but so much age gap only means taking advantage

    • I agree

  • I agree with you , look at whats happening to Prince Andrew?

  • An adult trying to hit on a minor is weird. Now if there is a regular friendship that's been going on for some time, cool. But if the adult tries to use that as a launch pad for other activities because "they're friends" that's both illegal and scandalous. With or without the parent's consent. A lot of parents really suck at parenting and the worst part is when people call them out on their bad decisions, they resent the criticism and dont consider for a second that its really not insulting, its helpful advice.

    Then people wonder why kids give so much hell in school.

  • There is a general code and each person had a different disposition on the administering of right & wrong. To make a judgment call based on this information is not sufficient enough for me to offer a truthful opinion without having the complete facts so unfortunately this is one question that cannot be answered on the grounds there wasn't a necessary foundation laid and insufficient data and evidence to substantiate the answer that is agreeable to most.

  • Yeah I'd say its wrong, some pretty bad things could happen if this older guy isn't all too known to the family but that's just my two cents

    • It's not a guy

    • Same case applies

  • yes because who knows who else he's violated and how it could avoid further impacts to others. the real issue is if all the damage is repaired and he is prevented from hurting anyone.

  • Maybe they did not want to get dragged into all the legal crap that would happen if they did notify the authorities. Plus what the child would have to deal with.

  • Underage? How young? How old is the adult? What happened? Prosecuting this will ruin the adult’s life. I certainly wouldn’t if the older person was, say, 18.

  • Depends on case. Could be you're making more of it than is there? Pretty sure parents would be pissed if there was a case to be made.

  • I understand you have a pet issue, we pretty much all agree with you on your issue, and those who don’t know who they are and what they can do by themselves to themselves. I’m sure you have other important and exciting things to contribute, can we please explore some of those other possibilities?

    • Not really there are tons who disagree, look better

    • I pointedly didn’t say all agree.

    • You said all

  • yes, it was completely wrong.

  • There's not much that can be done unless the victim themselves comes forward. Even then unfortunately it's hard to make a case. I think it's as little as 3% of rape cases actually make it to the courts.

  • agreed

  • I think the parents should have taken some sort of action

  • Sounds like they gave their consent and approved of the guy. I don't know enough about the decision to have any opinion one way or the other.

  • If a child is r*ped, appropriate actions need to be taken to make sure the child is safe.

  • Well, no they shouldn't be engaging in sexual activities in that situation , but if their not ur kids...🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️

  • Any parent who calls their self a parent (by heart), will do anything to mantain and protect their child/s wellbeing.

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