Boundaries for dating teenagers
In May 2004, the Georgia Supreme Court overturned Dixon’s conviction, stating that he should’ve been prosecuted on the lesser charge of misdemeanor statutory rape, which carries a maximum sentence of one year.
He walked out of prison on May 3, 2004, at age 19, a free man.
When I look back at my bad old days, there’re a number of things that stand out as emblematic of who I was – the fear of letting go of a bad relationship because I didn’t think I could do any better, being unable to relax and enjoy my time with one woman because I couldn’t stop looking for the shoe to drop… But there is one very specific night that, to my mind, was one of the most representative of how bad things were.
I had gotten permission from my girlfriend at the time (warning sign #1) to go play in a Mage campaign with my friends.
However, in assuming he would solve one problem, he actually created a second problem, and now his son was worse off. A self-diagnosed workaholic, Ray had, from his own report, been too wrapped up in his career to connect adequately with his son.
However, now that Brad’s problems were serious, Ray had reprioritized his life and was making up for lost time.
If the kid says it isn't fair, then you have to agree on what is fair punishment.
“I wasn’t there for him, so I avoided setting limits with him.” Ray was talking to me about his son Brad, who had begun drinking and running with a bad crowd.
Start by considering your digital boundaries: Once you know how you feel, you can talk to your partner and create a digital dating agreement between the two of you.
But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.