posted on Sep, 28 2006 @ 04:51 PM
People have mentioned the way kids dress these days, and that's very good. I had a friend who was 14 years old, but looked like she was 18. When
walking through the mall, guys would approach her and ask for her number. These were 18-23 year old guys! Of course she lied about her age. In many
cases the kids lie about their age, because they think it's "cool" to hang out with older people, as well as look like them.
The peadophiles don't care how a child will dress, they are attracted to that innocence a child posesses. They are more likely going to go after
children who look their true age, not those who look older.
I think we have a case of two types of offenders,... the peadophiles, and the 18 and up age group who become attracted to a teenager posing as an
adult. It is natural for a person to become attracted to a member of the opposite sex who looks sexually mature. In the case of my friend, she
certainly appreared mature in that way, but according to law she was not. She fooled at least a few guys. There are thousands like her out there.
As I've said previously, the young adult males who go after young females knowingly, only see their outer appearance. If the girl's body looks
sexually mature, they will have trouble understanding why it is illegal for them to be with these young girls. They don't think about the fact that
their minds are not yet fully developed for that kind of activity. That's when they decide that "the law is stupid", and break it without feeling
remorse. Of course then there is also the "innocence" factor. Many (though certainly not all) males are always on the look-out for virgins, and you
don't find too many of those in the 18 + age group.
There is a lot going on here that may not have been taken into consideration. I have no idea how to fix it or make it better, but I hope we find a