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#436151 - 05/29/13 02:12 AM "lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16"
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#436164 - 05/29/13 07:45 AM Re: "lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16" [Re: victor-victim]
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I can hardly add something when so huge deficiency in common sense is presented and imprinted into legal framework.
Some legal systems and cultures are systematically avoiding protecting human rights and because of that are terrible cruel.

It is shocking that there are cultures like that in western world. Very toxic and dysfunctional...


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#436167 - 05/29/13 08:21 AM Re: "lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16" [Re: victor-victim]
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18-on-14 is kinda messed up. That's a senior screwing a freshman, right when the differences in pubescent advancement are likely to be considerable. There was one guy in my high school who would only "date down" four grades like this and we all thought it was creepy and wrong; it turned out he was a closeted gay trying to "pass" but who couldn't convince girls who had already been involved with other guys before - he had to be in control and set expectations so they wouldn't question too much.

The younger girl probably did consent, and youth sex laws need a generous "Romeo and Juliet" escape hatch. But still, 18-on-14 is creepy.
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#436367 - 05/30/13 08:22 PM Re: "lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16" [Re: victor-victim]
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Registered: 02/25/13
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I have very mixed feelings about this case. Part of the problem is that I don't know the details of exactly what went on between these two girls. Many of us here have been in abusive situations with people who were less than four years older than us and it is possible for such relationships to be immensity damaging. That doesn't mean that was the case here though. It's hard to say, not knowing exactly what happened.

I only wish that there was room in our society and in our legal system to take these kinds of things on a case by case basis but unfortunately there isn't. I also wish that when the parties are both this young that there was room to handle things more delicately and compassionately. This relationship between these 18 and 14 year old girls could have been outright abusive and it could have been just kind of inappropriate. Again, it depends on the circumstances and the dynamic of the relationship. Either way, the older girl sitting in prison for possibly 15 years isn't going to help anybody or fix anything. Some intervention and some counseling was probably more what was needed.

As usual, our society and our legal system takes a situation that probably should have been handled with kids gloves and instead handles it with a fucking meat cleaver. Sad. Peace,

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