Sunday, August 30, 2009
Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor
How can teenagers be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor?
In Augusta, authorities arrested 18-year-old Cameron Janiak of Augusta on the offense Friday. Seems kind of absurd for someone so young to be harming another minor when he's barely an adult himself.
But according to experts, if the older of the people involved used coercion or intimidation to influence the younger person or persons to commit an act contrary to existing laws, it is possible for the older youth to be subjected to such a charge or status violation.