My question involves criminal law for the state of: Indiana
My step sister alleges that my brother molested her when she was 12 years old. He was 16 at the time. She is threatening to file suit/charges against him--she hasn't specified whether she intends criminal or civil charges. If it happened, it was over 40 years ago in Indiana. She now lives in Michigan, my brother is in Indiana. Does she have any legal recourse?
The allegations and threats started recently after she found out that my dad (her step father) willed the family farm to my brother. She has started sending my brother threatening letters and harassing the rest of the family. She has always been evil and greedy. I think She knows my brother has money and she wants it. She is lying, however, if she goes public with these charges, it would ruin my brother. It is black mail but is that a legal issue? Can he file defamation/slander charges against her?
Thanks in advance for any assistance!