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uglyfemme July 2nd, 2013 6:41pm

Should an 18 year old be charged for having sex with another consenting teenager?

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camigirl
07/02/13 5:42 pm

I put no, but I definitely think there's a gray area. I'm my opinion, an 18 yr old having sex with his/her 17 yr old significant other is different than an 18 yr old having sex with a kid who barely turned 13. Consent is consent, and I think the

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camigirl
07/02/13 5:43 pm

law should consider the specific situation. However when rape and no consent are involved its more of an open and shut case.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
07/02/13 3:21 pm

When dealing within the teenage years, it should be dealt with on a case-by-case basis. When I turned 18, my gf at the time was still 17. Technically I was breaking the law, and her parents could have pursued legal action if they wanted.

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skacey best poll is evenly split
07/03/13 7:31 am

So technically, you are a sex offender.

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
07/03/13 1:08 pm

True that. It's heartbreaking that there are some actual convicted sex offenders whose "crime" was the same as mine. Where two people who are the same age and sexually involved suddenly become guilty of a sex crime by virtue of a few months.

Rob Be Safe Be Smart
07/02/13 2:58 pm

That depends on the other age..

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/02/13 2:00 pm

I'd have left the age of consent a simple 14-16 and wouldn't have complicated it with all of the age difference bracket rules. 14 seems to be the most sensible age to use, but 16 seems to be a more commonly listed age, so just go with that.

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stickman46 NJ
07/02/13 1:48 pm

No, unless it is my daughter and then I would kill him ;) just joking do not have daughter.

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commonsense America isnt racist
07/02/13 12:28 pm

Yes. Of course. The rule is there because children can not give consent. Regardless of their feelings.

fredd TrumpLand
07/02/13 12:13 pm

Depends on the age of the teenager.

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bs75758 Michigan
07/02/13 1:33 pm

Exactly. 13 is a lot different than 17.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/02/13 11:56 am

It's circumstantial. If they think they're responsible enough for a sexual relationship, then why should it be illegal - within reason. Probably about a three to four year rule.

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kspells TheOtherOtherside
07/02/13 1:48 pm

They can't think. they do not have the maturity or life experience to make a responsible decision.They can screw up all they want when they can pay their own rent. Until them we have to protect children in any circumstance

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/02/13 1:54 pm

I disagree. Age doesn't guarantee maturity. Besides that, many of them are going to do it anyway... It's best that they are well educated on sex and things pertaining to the matter so as to minimize the risk as greatly as possible.

rlands
07/02/13 11:46 am

I think there's a 4 year rule anyway. That seems reasonable.

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fredd TrumpLand
07/02/13 12:17 pm

Hmmm, I think an 18yr old with a 14yr old is a bit much. I reckon a 14yr old girl is at the perfect age for an 18yr old to take advantage of.

rlands
07/02/13 12:20 pm

Well that could just be a senior dating a freshman...

rlands
07/02/13 12:20 pm

Maybe 3 years would be more reasonable :)

chinito Florida
07/02/13 12:29 pm

The Minor should have written consent from his or her parents.
Hahaha

uglyfemme Colorado Springs
07/02/13 12:30 pm

lol! That is never going to happen

DavesNotHere where am I
07/02/13 11:46 am

If the18 year old is having sex with a 17 year old, I don't see a problem. If the other consenting teenager is 14, no way. They're not old enough to consent.

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titsworth
07/02/13 11:47 am

Yeah. I agree, there is some grey area here.

uglyfemme Colorado Springs
07/02/13 11:50 am

I think a 14 year old can consent. At 14 and 18 you go to the same school.. you're not that far apart. But I do see why people would feel the same way as you.