What is the name of your state? Virginia
Alright so I'm not sure if my question is in the right sub-forum, but I'm kinda freaking out a bit. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. First the background story...
I was logged into MySpace Instant Messenger when I got an instant message from a girl from Rhode Island. I looked at her profile and it said she was a 21 year old (I am 20). After a little while I gave her my phone number and we chatted on the phone (dumb idea I know, but I was pretty bored at the time). Eventually we got off the phone and chatted some more online. At this point I don't quite remember what happened. I asked her if she had some "naughty pics" (another dumb idea but once again I was bored.) She sent me two that were blurry but showed top and bottom nudity. I respond with one picture of my genitals. Neither of them had a clear face in them.
This is where it gets interesting, for the next several days she starts calling me 6-7 times a day. I don't pick up and she leaves me voice mails saying she loves me. I'm obviously a little freaked out. So she sends me a message on MySpace asking why I'm not talking to her, and I basically ask her to stop contacting me. Other than this and the first day that's the only time I've ever talked to her.
So now a week or two passed and I get a voicemail from her mother saying that this person is a minor and she has a "learning disability". From the one conversation I had with her she was very normal, obviously when she called me several times a day I thought something may have been wrong. From the few pics on her MySpace, she looks like she could be 21 easily. Basically she doesn't look underage at all.
Her mother tells me that she called my local and state police and sent them the messages I sent and the picture that I sent her. Our conversation was at the worst semi-sexual; nothing graphic, maybe a couple innuendos, and of course the pictures. When I look back, it may have been a bluff on the mother's part to get me to stop talking to her, which I clearly did almost a month ago. I told her in an email that her profile said she was 21 and if I knew she wasn't I absolutely wouldn't have talked to her. Nevertheless she's infuriated and says that, paraphrasing here, "solicitation of pornography on the internet is a felony son". Is it? Even between two consenting adults? (Of course she isn't an adult, but as far as I knew she was.)
Summary of the situation: SHE contacted me. SHE posed as an adult. SHE willingly sent pictures.
Alright I have a few questions. Have I done anything illegal? Just because she poses as 21 but isn't, am I still in the wrong? If she did call the police, and probably leaving out the fact that her daughter posed as an adult, how likely are they to investigate this claim, track me down, and apprehend me?
I'm pretty scared about all this since it is a potentially reputation ruining situation, even if no charges are ultimately filed. I'm worried also because there seems to be a "no mercy" attitude to sexual offenders especially with children.
So that's it. Hopefully you made it this far . Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated.