Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Can Mothers Contractually Agree To Allow A 19 Year Old To Date A 13 Year Old?
Some matters are just not proper subjects of contractual agreements. Similarly, love can not circumvent the law. Two New York mothers have apparently found that out the hard way. The two mothers allegedly signed an agreement allowing one mom's 13-year-old daughter to date the other's 19-year-old son. The contractual agreement did not prevent the police from getting involved. Now, Shawn German, 19, is allegedly in trouble for dating his 13-year-old girl friend despite having the written permission of the girl's mother. German's mother, Tracy Lisi, 38, signed the agreement in hopes of avoiding any legal problems. The 13 year old girls mother apparently did the same. But both mothers were arrested in September. Because of the girls age, Shawn German has been charged with second-degree rape. The mothers face charges of child endangerment according to a Times Union report.
For more details see the Times Union. Also keep in mind that these are just allegations and that all suspects are innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.