I started dating my boyfriend when I was 17 (who was 29 at the time). I am now 18 and he is 30. We have kept our relationship a secret but my parents have almost found out. We both live in North Carolina, so I know the age of consent is 16. Can my mom press any charges on him (stalking, pedophilia, anything at all)?
Also, my mom has been emotionally abusive for years now and its just beaten me down and its been hard to live with. I am am the valedictorian of my class and have a full scholarship to a university so my school is covered and I really am a good student who doesn't drink or do drugs. Other's (coaches, teachers, friends) have also recognized her abusiveness towards me and I feel like I have an adequate case of emotional abuse. She also once spanked me when I was younger and gave me bruises and DSS had to come inspect me. Could I get emancipated and live with my boyfriend? How would I do that, would I need a job and would I have to move out first before I got emancipated?