I'm 25 i moved into a house with a minor when i was 24 and she was 15 she is now 16. I really care about this girl more than anyone else in the world we became really close. we decided to start dating i have a prior record lewd and lascivious acts on a minor i served my time completed probation and got a 1203.4 and the court dismissed the charges i don't have to register as a sex offender. Nothing sexual ever happened between us, It was never an option we never even discussed it. there were times where the emotional abuse was so bad she would come into my room and wake me up to talk to me. Since she has never had anyone to talk to she writes down everything in note books, she has also been documenting the abuse in her note books. i didn't want to leave but i had to they started accusing me of sleeping with her. it was too much for me to deal with. i just found out that they had called the cops. I've been gone for a month i saw her once because she called me and told me they were hitting her. the cops said this is a low priority case and they will get to it when they can. I've kissed her twice on the cheek which is in the note book and i will admit that because it wasn't sexual at all she came to me crying saying she couldn't take it anymore and she didn't know what to do. i was trying to comfort her. I need to know what i'm up against. the parents have threatened her and me with truth serum, among other crazy things. which i said i would gladly take along with any other test. what could the charges be? Since we didn't have sex can they charge me with it? and how will my prior effect this? also i'm in california. and i can't afford an attorney so will a public defender do in a case like this?