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Will I sued for recording someone without their consent?

I want to know if I can be sued in the Philippines for recording someone without letting them know? I was being ganged up by my own family and decided to hide under my blanket when I decided to record ...
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R. Kelly and Statute of Limitations

R (Robert) Kelly has recently been charged, in Chicago, with having sexually abused four females from 1998 to 2010. Three of the women were underage at the time this abuse is alleged to have occurred. ...
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Is “Sabrina” child pornography?

Many years ago I recall hearing (can't exactly remember where/when, but I believe it had to do with a then still very young Brooke Shields) that "Child Pornography" laws applied, even if the actor/...
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Disabled fiancée is harassed by her father and I'm a witness. Am I an accomplice from not helping?

Quick context summary: I've been with my fiancée for years. Although we call ourselves as such, we are not legally married nor recognised as a couple. We're living around 500 kilometres/311 miles ...
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How guaranteed is it that the child abuse info used in a civil custody proceeding would result in criminal prosecution of the abuser?

I know that the burden of proof in civil cases is not necessarily as high as criminal ones (citation: i paid very loose attention to O.J. Simpson cases). However, I realize that there may be nuances, ...
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Possibly admissible professional information or opinion on what constitutes the boundaries of child abuse?

During a recent episode of Dr. Phil, there was a Dr. Charles Sophy who is a child psychologist who states that even screaming in front of children is child abuse. Each state has its own statutes ...
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What actions should be taken in order to notify authorities about illegal online activity

At tumblr I've stumbled upon a post which contents bothers me a lot and if it has any relation to reality it's 100% illegal (someone offers to have sex with his children). I'm not a citizen of US ...
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Are parents allowed to not pay for their children's surgery?

Through public internet group chats, I was able to meet a 16 year old girl that suffers from a medical condition on her feet. She lives in Washington, US, but in a neglectful household where her ...
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Can a person be prosecuted for unknowingly possessing illegal computer files?

Today there was a news article that claims researchers have found illegal files embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain. This is a large database-type file that contains a list of all the Bitcoin ...
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How are people who abandon their infant children punished?

What is the penalty for abandoning an infant child? What punishments are usually given in cases such as these where the person who abandoned the child is found and convicted? How does the punishment ...
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I'm 16 years old and I want to move in with my 18 year old SO, am I allowed to decide this for myself? What can my parents do against this?

I want to move in with my SO who is 18 years old and has his own place. My question is basically: When I run out of my home, what can my parents do against this? Can they "force" take me from his ...
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Is it illegal to send a child a naked picture of their parent?

I need to know what the law says about a person sending nude photos to a 10 year old child. The pictures are of her mom and they are being sent out of anger. The person is also calling the child's mom ...
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What are the penalties for filing a false report to Child Protective Services?

I have essentially 3 questions: 1) If someone knowingly files a false report of child abuse to an organization which oversees child welfare (ex Division of Family and Children Services in Georgia), ...
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Legality of data “chunking” concerning child pornography

Recently, I've become interested in distributed, peer-to-peer (p2p) file sharing, including BitTorrent (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent) and the InterPlanetary File System (ipfs.io) (IPFS). This ...
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What would happen to a minor who was blackmailed into robbing a bank and killing a man?

An episode of Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 3, Shut Up and Dance, presents what seems like an interesting legal scenario, at least to me (NAL). A kid's computer gets a virus. Let's say he's 16. ...
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USA: Is it legal to take naked non-abusive pictures of my child?

I was wondering if it's illegal to take pictures of a baby while he's naked, for example. I'm mostly asking for babies, but it would be nice to know what age is ok to do it.
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Distributing my own sexual photographs as a child?

Would it be illegal to distribute sexual photographs of myself as a child for free or in exchange for money given that I am an adult now?
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Is a defense attorney required to report child abuse and violate attorney-client privilege?

Say that a defense attorney is assigned to defend a client for some crime. They communicate with each other to discuss their defense, and their conversations are subject to attorney-client privilege. ...
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Confirming Child Abuse

Confirming Child Abuse What is the minimum amount of evidence needed to legally verify child abuse (or neglect) is occurring, what parties "officially" confirm this, and is it only "officially" ...
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How can sexual assault on a minor not result in jail time in the UK?

In a related story, I read that a British convicted paedophile who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight year old girl a few years ago, was then only sentenced to "community order." (...
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How do I report Child Labor Law violations in California?

I live in California and once a week I see a gardener mowing the neighbors' lawn. He may be here legally or illegally (as millions are) and that's a different issue. The issue is that he has a kid ...
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Private school forcing a child to get a specific hairstyle in India

If a private school is a forcing a child to get a specific hairstyle, can it be considered as child rights violation in India? Update: The school authorities beat the child and humiliate him in ...
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My friend got stabbed by her brother and can't return home

This might sound insane, because it is. My 16 year old friend living in Chicago, IL got stabbed by her drug-using brother, and her mother doesn't seem to care. She just woke up in the hospital. She's ...
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What are the legal implications of evicting a foreign host child?

So, I know of a family in the US that (years ago) agreed to host a teenager from a foreign country, but later tried to kick them out without a flight home. (Thankfully the situation worked out... not ...
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Could I medically or surgically modify my own child?

Keep in mind this is a hypothetical scenario. I was recently very surprised to find out that many males in the United States are circumcised shortly after birth. No one had ever told me (it's not a ...
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need terminology for visitation matter

I am a volunteer translator-advocate for a friend. Her son used to have shared custody, but a couple of months ago, my friend went to family court to change this. Now my friend has custody but the ...
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When did beating your child as a form of discipline become illegal in North America?

I was reading about how Michael Jackson's father used to beat him when he messed up practising a performance. When did beating your child become illegal? Or was it always and now it is just more ...