In today's society there are a shockingly large number of sex crimes, sadly, many of them againts minors. Also, there is a shockingly large number of teenagers who are currently sexually active. Some girls under 18 even claim that they are having sex with the intention of becoming pregant! At what point though, can we say that a minor is unaware of their actions in a consentual sexual relationship? An unwilling sex act is still rape, in my book, but should teenagers who willingly engage in sex with other teens be considered minors if they then choose to engage in willing sexual relations with people over 18?

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Submitted by at 4:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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Submitted by at 4:11 PM on Dec. 10, 2008
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  • bluiidmomm...
    Submitted by   at 7:41 PM on December 10, 2008

    I think it really depends on the situation.

  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 11:39 AM on December 11, 2008

    well that is a slippery slope, so if a sexually active girl who is 16 gets raped it shouldnt count more than an adult because she wasnt a virgin, and how do you prove she wasnt a virgin ( poligraphs are not admissable in court) there is age of concent in different states, that says a 15-17 yr old can engage in sex with adults willing and the adult cannot be charged... i know what you are saying, i know 14 yr old that have had more sex partners and experience than i ever will (i am almost 30...) but they are still legally childrne and i am sure that will not change...

  • Jinxiewolf
    Submitted by   at 1:08 PM on December 11, 2008

    I actually know of a man who was a convicted pedophile because when he turned 18 before his g/f did, her parents had him arrested. Worse, by that time his g/f was already pregnant and he had to fight tooth and nail to even see his daughter because he was legally a pedophile by the time she was born.

  • MamaK88
    Submitted by   at 3:44 PM on December 11, 2008

    Rape is rape.

    And there's a huge difference between touching a 7 year-old and touching a 17 year old.

  • mamak57
    Submitted by   at 12:00 AM on December 12, 2008

    there was a young man in our state that spent ten years in jail when as a teen he and his girlfriend were dumb enough to tape themselves in the middle of oral sex. He was just released because just months after he was charged thes tate changed the law.
    He would have had to register as a sex offender for life if he wasn't freed.

  • jennylynn2...
    Submitted by   at 8:23 PM on December 12, 2008

    I agree with MamaK88...rape is rape. I was sexually active at an early age and was VERY aware of my actions and the possible outcomes of my actions. And as Mama said, there is a big difference between a 7 yr old and a 17 yr old.

  • amber710
    Submitted by   at 3:31 PM on December 17, 2008

    I am 15 and my boyfriend 17 was tried for getting me pregnant. I think its bullshit. The teens who get in trouble for sex "crimes" should not be charged as adults. If he had he would be facing 5 years in prison....for nothing!

  • SabrinaMBo...
    Submitted by   at 8:36 AM on December 24, 2008

    No... It's not a crime. I was active and very awaire of my actions (usually the one that started it) before I was ever a teen. By the time I was a teen I was very active and very often lied about my age to get in to the local bars. Is it right that someone be prosicuted when I knew what I was doing and was NOT forced, tricked or manipulated? NO!

  • AIMzMommi4...
    Submitted by   at 5:44 PM on January 4, 2009

    NO! i think that these girls all noe wat they are gettin themselves into wen they have sex i think by the time they are 14 they noe exactly wat they are doing. I noe quit a few girls that are 14 to 16 that know excatly wat they are doing nd wat they want outta it, they talk about it like it is nuttin nd they tell u if it is bad or good so i deff think that if a 18-20yr old man sleeps wit a girl that is the age of 15 i dunt think the man shud be in trouble for it girls dress act alot older then wat they are nd guys dunt always noe if they are telling the truth bout their ages nd if the girls do they are asking for it wen they have older bf or relationships! i do understand some cases are rape nd i do not condole it i do think it is wrong in alot of ways but 85% of the girls know exactly wat they are doing!

  • armywifeLJ...
    Submitted by   at 11:01 AM on January 20, 2009

    i think it should be under 16 instead of under 18, at 16 you know what you're doing!!!

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