Wednesday June 19, 2013
WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO CALL THE POLICE?
MY BEST FRIEND IS MARRIED INTO THIS FAMILY. THE BROTHER IN LAW HAS A 10 YEAR OLD SON AND A 12 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. THEY WERE LETTING THE GIRL SLEEP WITH A BOY AGE 17 WHO IS NOW 18 AND THE GIRL -THEY JUST FOUND OUT IS PREGNANT.
WHO HAS THE RIGHT TO CALL THE LAW.THE PARENTS ARE ALSO ON DRUGS. WE ARE UP IN ARMS ABOUT WHO NEEDS TO TURN THESE PARENTS IN. THE 10 YEAR OLD IS STUCK IN THE MIDDLE.
Anyone can report suspected child abuse or neglect!
Reporting abuse or neglect can protect a child and get help for a family—it may even save a child's life. If you have knowledge a crime is being committed against a child, contact the police and file a report.
Childhelp is a national organization that provides crisis assistance and other counseling and referral services. The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with professional crisis counselors who have access to a database of 55,000 emergency, social service, and support resources.
All calls are anonymous. Contact them at 1.800.4.A.CHILD. (1.800.422.4453)
From your description, there is potentially one or more laws being violated in this situation.
Louisiana Law §80. Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile
A. Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile is committed when:
A person who is seventeen years of age or older has sexual intercourse, with consent, with a person who is twelve years of age or older but less than fifteen years of age, when the victim is not the spouse of the offender;
Lack of knowledge of the juvenile's age shall not be a defense. Emission is not necessary, and penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the crime.
Whoever commits the crime of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than ten years, or both, provided that the defendant shall not be eligible to have his conviction set aside or his prosecution dismissed in accordance with the provisions of Code of Criminal Procedure Article 893.
Do not hesitate to file a report with police and give as much first hand detail as you can about the child and the environment.
Professionals Required to Report