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Sex Offenders vs. Murderers

Posted by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:35 PM
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I read an article today about a Bengals cheerleader/teacher being charged with a sex crime for having relations with a 17 year old boy.  She was let off on the charges, but it made me question something about our legal system.

How is it that, if a teenager (14-17 years) commits murder, they are old enough to accept the consequences and be tried as an adult for murder, but if they decide to have sex with someone older, they aren't old enough to make that decision on their own?

It seems to me this is a double standard.  If the court can rule that a teenager is old enough to understand the repercussions of a crime and charge them as an adult, they can also understand that a teenager is old enough to understand what sex is.

If you ask me, it is messed up.  I understand that ADULTS should not be having sex with teenagers.  I don't believe it is right, so don't get me wrong.  But I do NOT see how a court can rule that a teenager isn't old enough to understand sex and can be taken advantage of, but they ARE old enough to bear the full responsibility of commiting murder in any degree.  It's messed up in my eyes.

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opal10161973
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:37 PM

I don't disagree with this. 

ManicAttack
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:38 PM

I love your avatar. 

Great show.

Quoting opal10161973:

I don't disagree with this. 


friendlymom5
by Silver Member on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I agree
Good question.
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JessT5280
by MileHigh Mom on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:40 PM
I've never thought about it like that ... You make a good point though.
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opal10161973
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:44 PM
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I can't wait for SUUUNNNNDDAAYYY!

Quoting ManicAttack:

I love your avatar. 

Great show.

Quoting opal10161973:

I don't disagree with this. 



jadsmummy
by on Oct. 8, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Interesting
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:31 PM
I've always disagreed with the stat rape law on MoST cases..
Jamie1972
by Ruby Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:36 PM
Most kids who commit murder that are tried as adults don't really understand their actions. But at same time when an adult gets prosecuted for statory rape the child in question is not charged with anything. They are simply a victim(willing).
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