My friend sent nude picture to 15 year old girl via the internet, he is 18. She is now threatening to send the pictures to the police and his university unless he goes and pays her 50 pounds tomorrow. What should he do? This is in the United Kingdom.
10/22/2014 8:28 pmReply
Dear Anon: We suggest your friend talk to a lawyer (barrister) about this incident. Sexting is against the law as well as extortion. He can also talk with his parents for advice. Good luck.
10/23/2014 4:01 pm
If i live in Massachusetts and i am 18 and my girlfriend is 15 and we have had sexual intercourse and she consents but her parents do not after she turns 16 can they still charge me with statutory rape?
10/23/2014 12:10 pmReply
Dear Anon: Yes, they may be able to make a report to the police even after she turns the legal age of consent. It depends on your state's laws and the statute of limitations, or time limits the state has to file charges against a person. You can find out more about age of consent laws here. Good luck.
10/23/2014 3:44 pm
My grandson is 12. He hung with boys who talked him into vandalising a school truck, and stealing a bike. He is in court next week for 2 counts of vandalism and one count of theft. What can we expect?
10/22/2014 3:44 pmReply
Dear Anon: The possible consequences depend on a number of factors including his prior record (if any), the specific facts and circumstances and the laws in your state. He may be facing probation with community service, fines/restitution and having to attend educational classes or counseling. He will find out more when he goes to court including what his options are. Good luck to your family.
10/22/2014 8:53 pm
Is there anyway to report a ddos attacker?
10/21/2014 8:45 amReply
We suggest you report any internet hacking to your host or browser. Also some police departments have security personnel who investigate criminal online activities. Good luck.
10/22/2014 9:31 am
Distributed Denial of Service Attack A denial of service (DoS) attack is a malicious attempt to make a server or a network resource unavailable to users, usually by temporarily interrupting or suspending the services of a host connected to the Internet
10/21/2014 9:09 am
Would you please tell us what a "ddos attacker" is?
10/21/2014 8:55 am
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