Don't you think it should be discouraged with penalties? I wouldn't agree that a 19 year old should be charged with felony crimes for consensual sex with a 14 year old, but it is sexist bias to find one female this has occurred to when there are easily 100 males out there for each female in the same boat. Statutory rape between people with narrow age differences is still statutory rape and should be penalized. Reason likes to complain, but what is their alternative? Odd dichotomy: we pay judges primarily to gauge intent and degree of any particular conviction in applying the law. Your neighbor is living proof that life's tougher when you're stupid. How convenient for the Democrat and Republican parties to look as though they have the sanction of their victims! However, a life-sentence for it on a sex offender registry is totally unjust.
Punishment but not sex registry? When I was in high school: 1 My mom told me I should get someone pregnant, because she had given up on my brothers making her a grandmother. The main idea of it is concentrating on three main objectives simultaneously. Furthermore, on average, they admitted to having committed two to five times as many sex crimes for which they were not apprehended. As a leftie I just assumed the opposition was the 'usual suspects'. This is a woman who made a mistake as a teenager—with another teenager—and will be paying for it the rest of her life. The only issue is the age of the participants and yes, a boy under the age of consent who has sex with a girl under the age of consent can be prosecuted for statutory rape. The felony in questions has to be of treason or similar type of crime that is consider close to treason.
For taxpayers, keeping track of all the straw costs lots of money and ties up law enforcement. A boy can bang every woman and girl in his town, and not end up pregnant. Who got both teenagers drunk and encourage them to have sex. Ultimately, a jury should look at whoever is larger than the other, who is in a position of authority, and who is intoxicated. I don't think a 70 year old citizen should have to be on that list. She's one of the at last count 747,408 straws in a huge haystack with very few needles. In studies that don't operate with those kind of gendered assumptions, you find roughly similar numbers of male and female victims, and nearly all of the male victims report female attackers.
Our legislators are over-represented by right-leaning millionaires and our judiciary is likewise skewed by conservatives. If nothing else, cases should be reviewed periodically for removal from the list. In addition, if you do not like that outcome do not go into that situation or get drunk in the first place. In Colorado as long as the age difference is within two years then sex is legal, or at least it was when I was a teenager. You've gone off the rails already and it doesn't matter how you're planning to finish that sentence. Take a look at this to find answers to questions that you might have when you are 20. It's not just that it should not be illegal : I really don't understand what is the moral or practical problem with two teens having sex with each other.
Like Shawna, there are people on them who should never have been put on those registries in the first place. I just cannot understand these stupid young boys and their equally stupid parents. Some people miss the simple fact that tits and a smile have opened more doors than a gun and a badge ever will. Hoping severe punishment will curb questionable behavior has a long history of abject failure, and pushing for it is mostly something the right likes to do. Things have cleaned up a little bit now that torrents have become a mainstay, but the people who thought that they were only engaging in copyright infringement by downloading copies of Avatar and other terrible movies but really were disseminating child porn were caught up in this whole fear factory.
All I have to do is call code enforcement and he's going to get fined and have to cut his new fence down to six feet tall. You know, seem pigs are more equal than others. The question is about proportionality - given that she committed statutory rape, when should the punishment end? For parents, one problem with including them is that the predator is the needle you want to protect kids from, and Shawna is a straw. We have every kind of Videos that it is possible to find on the internet right here. Teens that survive the Inquisition are legally scarred in ways that contrive to infringe Second Amendment and other rights for another fifty years. Laws are often wrong and can be changed, after all.
Men and women should be treated equally under the law. Shawna's story is just one more example of why sex offender registries are cruel and unjust. I don't excuse those who have sex with passed-out drunk people. It caused a panic and some talk of violence until people figured out the address was out of date and the people living there weren't even related to the offender. I thought this mess was mostly attributable to the right-wing. Or at least by ruling out all those statutory rape cases where the victim is over 12 and the age difference is less than 6 years or so. Even though men are on average stronger than women, the distributions are close enough that this should never be considered when examining individual cases.
Soon we get George Bush demanding the death sentence for burning the wrong kind of leaves. And revise the laws for indecency to allow for someone who takes a leak in an alley from having to go on a sex offender's list with peppered with kiddie porn producers. Go look up Albert Fish for a particularly horrifying and murderous one. If this isn't the case, then I need to be a lot more vocal about my opposition, because this area of the law has needed a radical redo for many years now. Feel free to reach to let us know if you have any comments or questions. In order to figure out if an actual rape took place, you need to investigate each situation on a case-by-case basis.