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Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor

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Any action by an adult that allows or encourages illegal behavior by a person under the age of 18, or that places children in situations that expose them to illegal behavior. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor can be as simple as keeping a child home from school and thus, making the child a truant. It also can manifest itself in more serious behavior. For example, an adult who commits a crime in the presence of a child can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, as can an adult who serves alcoholic beverages to anyone under the legal drinking age. Still more egregious is sexual exploitation, which could include having sexual relations with minors or engaging in the production or trafficking of CHILD PORNOGRAPHY.

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about 8 years ago

If an adult denies contributing to a minor and the minor insists that the adult has supplied them, and witnesses say that they have seen the adult supply them.. can the minor just make a statement saying they have been supplied by the adult without evidence(such as proof of pictures and such) can the adult be charged with contributing just by hear say or the minor just trying to get them in trouble?

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almost 8 years ago

Can an adult be prosecuted for providing adult porn to a minor? Is that adult responsible for what that child then does with the pornography?

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over 10 years ago

actually, this was really helpful and exactly what i was looking for! thanks!