"Statutory rape" when the ages are that close is stupid. He's 18, she's 15-and-8-months and consent is 16. He may have been more susceptible due to needing affection, burgeoning sex addiction or whatever, but in ANY case with these circumstances I have a hard time getting too mad. Prosecutors love crushing young men's lives forever over consensual behavior between close-aged teenagers.
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