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Offline Avi

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Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2008, 04:54:52 PM »
I wouldn't worry to much about it.  With my limited legal knowledge... I doubt you are at fault.  You were led to believe that the person whom you were interacting with was of legal age.  Therefore, it is their fault if they were underage, there was no way you could have known.  Now, if they'd told you, and you'd been "Oh... oh well, we can still RP.", then there would be reason to be concerned. 

However, since you weren't foolish, I think you're in the clear. :)  Probably, like others have said, just the mom trying to scare you off and warn you.

Offline Kittii

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2008, 05:41:24 PM »
As long as there was never an exchange of personal information or deliberate statements/attempts to meet each other in person... You haven't done anything illegal. Considering her association is through an 18+ website, you are already not liable because she committed fraud.

:D So perk up and RolePlay!!  :-*

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2008, 09:08:13 PM »
Heh. Nothing happend yet, sooo. We'll see. Don't even know a first name for her, so I'm just going to chill unless some blue suits and silver badges come for me.

Offline Lilian

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2008, 11:49:20 PM »
At most, you're soliciting a minor for sex, and.. gods.. what's it called when you show a minor explicit material?


If it helps you feel any better, at 13, I was doing a lot of scenes with far... uh'm.. more unconventional means of.. interaction.. than most people on this site would dare. Only a crazy transgendered drama-queen got me kicked off of Tapestries. =.=

Grr. =.=


Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2008, 12:41:07 AM »
At most, you're soliciting a minor for sex

Yeah, why does THAT not make me feel any better?

Offline Lilian

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2008, 01:15:51 AM »
Pft. XD  Well, in any case, mom should take better care of the kid. If she lies, it's not really your fault. The FBI looks for people who get really interested in kids _after_ they find out they're kids. *Fuzzes*

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2008, 08:12:25 AM »
Yeah, like I said, I've got a legal background from classes I've taken in college, and I know a ton of laws and the penalties they carry. I can't think of one law that would apply to this, or even it's penalty. It's like I always tell people, it's just text on a monitor, don't take it so seriously all the time. >< (Although, should still be 18+ before going to these -Insert string of "Sailor approved" language- sites)

Offline Greenthorn

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #32 on: July 31, 2008, 08:30:12 AM »
(*stops by just to see the avatar*)

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2008, 08:40:37 AM »
-Snerk- If only I didn't have to go to work, Green.

Offline Greenthorn

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2008, 08:41:30 AM »
-Snerk- If only I didn't have to go to work, Green.

(oh that's okay BK...Your avatar remains behind *wink*)

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2008, 08:44:22 AM »
-Laughs- I might take it down, since it's my personafication and I'm leaving!

Offline Greenthorn

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2008, 08:54:16 AM »
-Laughs- I might take it down, since it's my personafication and I'm leaving!

*quickly saves the pic to her comp*

Offline NightBird

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2008, 08:56:45 AM »
Could the situation conceivably be against a law? Yeah, probably. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor comes to mind (but not soliciting, given that you weren't seeking to meet). There are situations where it doesn't matter if the underage individual lies about being underage and the adult is still considered responsible. So, yeah, there's risk.

However, I seriously doubt that any law enforcement agency, as overworked as they normally are, would consider this situation worth their while to do much about. You were not trying to discover any of her personal information, you were not trying to meet in person, and you were not pursuing her because she's underage. With how immediately you dropped contact, you also aren't going to raise any red flags by continuing the pursuit now that you know. There's just not much there to be worth the time and expense of law enforcement to pursue.

Sure, the mother was upset. I'd have been, too, what with all the horror stories that are all over the place about what happens to girls who 'talk dirty' on the internet. Her severe tone probably had a lot of panic in it. You can't know what else that woman had just seen as she reviewed what her daughter had been doing. Just because you didn't seek personal information or talk about meeting in person doesn't mean that was universally the case. I can totally appreciate how you feel about the threat, but it's doing what the woman wanted, which is cutting off contact with people she believes put her daughter at risk of kidnapping, rape and death. You know you weren't a predator, but that woman doesn't, and there might have been predators in other material she read before telling everyone on her daughter's 'flirt list' to back off.

Everything honestly should be okay, and the sooner you get back on the horse, so to speak, and do a bit of rp, the less likely this will sour you on it long-term. I'd offer to write with you, but I'm still getting myself back up to speed after my summer's complications.

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2008, 04:21:09 PM »
See, that makes me feel a lot better. I've a lot of criminal law background, but it's in firearms and narcotics, not abuse.

As for my Rping status, there's some Rps that I have here and there, but they're very intermittent and sporatic. I'm fine with being lazy for right now. That and teasing the crap out of Green with my anthro form until she's ready to Rp. >:3

Offline Le RandomBloke

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2008, 06:01:03 PM »


Why don't you take a seat?

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2008, 06:12:53 PM »
Oh, crap! -Runs away-

Offline Paradox

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2008, 06:34:50 PM »
I just hope she didn't offer you any sweet tea or brownies, then quickly left the room to go retrieve them from the kitchen.

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2008, 06:39:50 PM »
Okay, I don't get that one.

Offline Paradox

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2008, 06:50:55 PM »
Every time the pervert walks into the house on To Catch A Predator, the little boy/girl offers them a plate of brownies or asks them if they would like some sweet tea, then promptly leaves the room to go get it. As soon as the kid leaves, Chris Hansen walks in.

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2008, 06:52:30 PM »
Ooooh, you know, I never picked up on that. I always picked up on, why was the male always carrying things with him, I mean, really...

Offline Greenthorn

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #45 on: July 31, 2008, 08:47:42 PM »
*drools...swoons...smiles*

Offline Mathim

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #46 on: July 31, 2008, 09:48:19 PM »
Here's my two cents:

As big a bitch as that mother was, I can't imagine what that poor girl is suffering through right now, so compared to what you're worrying about, hers is probably ten times worse. So consider TRUE justice to be served, the little lying brat. The only one liable in that situation is the kid, for lying and committing fraud as we've all pretty much been able to agree on.

And considering how easily free porn/sex stories are obtainable, I doubt the law has any grounds on you at all even if cybering is considered to be soliciting sex. If thirteen year olds like me (ten years ago, mind you) can get their hands on porn with nothing but dial-up and crappy computers, then it's ludicrous to say you were responsible for ANYTHING since if she chose that route to get sexual gratification (or whatever she did it for) instead of looking at other forms of free porn, they wouldn't blame those free porn sites since it's not their fault a computer isn't protected against adult material.

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Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2008, 10:27:39 PM »
As logical as that sounds... logic rarely dictates law :)

Offline Broken KnightTopic starter

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #48 on: July 31, 2008, 11:18:29 PM »
True enough, Dazed.

As for the mother, I don't really blame her, I can see where she's coming from. But I've got my own fluffy tail to worry about, ya know?

Offline Le RandomBloke

Re: This scared me a bit- (Advice please?)
« Reply #49 on: July 31, 2008, 11:24:31 PM »
To be fairly honest BK stop worrying about it. Do you honestly think anyone is going to give a rat's ass about such a petty thing? (As in, the police or whatnot :p)

There is a reason that in "How to catch a predator" they actually need the men to come over to the house with condoms and alcohol and whatnot.







So, yea.. and stuff.