My question involves criminal law for the state of: CA & WA
My question is can charges of statutory sex with a minor be brought up 2 years after the incident even tho no charges against the person were ever filled and the minor now in question is 18?
My idiot son made a great mistake 2 years and 3 months ago, he took a trip down to california where he meet up with his "girlfriend" at the time. He was 19 and she was 15. The girl was 2 weeks from turning 16 and my son was 5 months from turning 20. they ended up running away together so the police was called, she was filled under runaway because that is what she told the cops when she called her house the first time to inform the parents. they left for a total of 9 days during which time they drove up here to washington. The parents found out where she was and came for her the police showed up and demanded her while the father waited up the block. they took her and that was the end of it or so i though. The parents never press charges i, assuming being that they knew the we're bouts of my son. He never received any type of paper work or restraining order against him either by mail or served. that was 2 years ago but recently (yesterday) he received an email from the girl (now 18) saying that the father found out they had sex (which i dont know how they can prove after so long) and that he might send my kid of to jail. Can any one help!!!!