My son has been accused of rape by his ex girlfriend, who happens to be my daughters best friend. He is 15, the girls are 14. She has gone to the police this week. Apparently it happened in October/November last year. I don’t know what to do. He says it was consensual, my daughter says it was consensual as the girls talked about it after. The girl continued to visit, sleep over and be friendly after this supposedly happened. Even after their relationship ended she still was here daily, part of the furniture. I am lost. I am hurt. If he did this I want to obviously have him seen to by the legal system and get help for himself and how he views women. If he didn’t and she lied I am confused as to what to do. This is damaging to him legally and emotionally. Any advice on what I should do? She issued a restraining order but so far no news on court etc if she is pressing charges. We aren’t allowed to contact family, not that I want to now message her mum and ask if her daughter is ok if my son did do this. As a mum I want to believe he is innocent, so much has happened that contradicts her story, but I also don’t want to be blind and ignore the possibility it did happen.