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January 8, 2024

Can I file against a minor?

If the person committing or attempting to commit an act of nonconsensual sexual contact, sexual penetration, lewdness, stalking, or cyber-harassment against you is an unemancipated minor, you are required by the law to file a complaint under a proceeding that deals with juvenile delinquency - see section 2A:4A-30 on our Selected NJ Statutes page to read the law.1

1 N.J. Stat. § 2C:14-14(b)(1)