My question involves criminal law for the state of: Massachusetts, New Jersey
My friend is 19 and lives in Massachusetts and recently met a girl online who is from New Jersey.
She told him she was 17 years old and stuck to the fact adamantly throughout the whole time that they talked.
He grew into a long-distance-relationship with her. During this time she sent him pictures of herself (clothed, with the exception of a few of her showing off her new belly button ring). Small, and not very serious at all talk about sex took place, as well as meeting each other and 'finally being with each other.'
A woman, who claimed to be her mother (who she told my friend had passed away) called him today and informed him that her daughter is 14 years old (not 17, like she said).
She told him she wanted to hire a private investigator and take him to court.
Legally, what can happen to him?
He has never met her.
No child pornography was exchanged.
Does the fact that she deceived him by telling him she was 17 hold any bearing in this matter?