Police could investigate an alleged sexual encounter between Justin Bieber and a San Diego woman last October at Staples Center because the singer was 16 at the time, authorities said Thursday. Los Angeles Police Cmdr. Andrew Smith told The Associated Press that no report has been taken about the incident. However, his department could file a report after various media outlets reported Mariah Yeater filed a paternity suit earlier this week against the teen heartthrob in San Diego Superior Court.
Smith: ‘If it’s brought to our attention, of course we’ll look into it.’ Yeater had just turned 19 when she says she and Bieber, then 16, had a brief sexual encounter after one of his concerts. She said she gave birth to a boy in July and believes Bieber is the father because there were no other possible men she had sex with at that time.
Yeater is asking a judge for child support and a paternity test. A hearing is scheduled for Dec. 15. Her attorney said: ‘She is not seeking exorbitant compensation. She merely requests that Justin Bieber provide a DNA sample to verify that he is the father of Mariah Yeater’s baby, and if so, to help provide child support as required by California law.’
California law states anyone who has unlawful sex with a minor and is not more than three years older is guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries up to a one-year jail sentence: ‘The issue of statutory rape even if she’s guilty, hypothetically, that has no bearing on the duties to provide child support. It’s a totally separate issue. The most important thing for our client is letting her baby know who his father is.’