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A paternity test shows that the teen is the father of the baby born April 7 to Jane C. Crane, who was 19 when she became pregnant. Now, a judge has ordered him to pay $50 a month in child support and set visitation at seven hours a week.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
Regardless of what the boy wanted though, it's very different actually getting it and understanding the implications of your choices like STD's, pregnancy etc.
Originally posted by Shere Khaan
It's a dangerous line to walk saying the sex was 'consensual' and the classification for rape is simply due to the boys age. Regardless of what the boy wanted though, it's very different actually getting it and understanding the implications of your choices like STD's, pregnancy etc.
Originally posted by dalan.
I would have given ANYTHING to make it with a 19 year old when I was fifteen...
Originally posted by ben420
To be honest, I don't think this is a case of forced sex. Sure the woman was most likely preying on the boy, but seeing as the boy was 15 and the female was 19, I'd most likely assume that the sex was consensual.
Crane got to know the family while she worked at a local movie theater with the boy's older sister. When Crane said that her stepfather was abusive, his family allowed her to move in with them.
By 15 he should be aware of his actions and should have learned about the consequences by now.
I know I knew what I was doing...
Court rules fairly, dumbarse kid should have used protection .. $50 is a joke though.
PS. I hate it when people call a 4 year difference in consensual sex "rape" .. it's not rape. It's poor choices.
[edit on 8/19/2008 by Rockpuck]
Originally posted by mattguy404
Wow, well that's a pickle...
It's definitely not 'rape' in the sense that he, at least personally and not legally, gave consent.
If the roles were reversed, and it was a 19yo male who got a 15yo pregnant, he'd be lucky not to be executed, castrated, or otherwise emotionally destroyed for the rest of his life.
There's been cases in Australia where a much older female school teacher for example carried out a similar relationship with underage boys and walks away from the courts with no reprimand. If it were a male teacher, they'd be completely railed.
Crazy. There's no way a 15yo would be able to predict he'd end up paying child support through such an encounter.
It certainly wouldn't be something he'd be thinking about at the time.
Originally posted by stikkinikki
What if the 15 year old was a devout Christian saving his virginity for when he got married and the woman was larger than him and seduced him into having sex? When a male is 15 and hormones are kicking in the slightest breeze or glimpse of skin can cause excitement. We used to call them NRBs - No Reason B*****. Still though, say the kid never expected to be put in the spot where a 19 year old woman would be a predator in his own house. I can see where it could be considered rape if the law was equal and the sexes were reversed. Some boys are brought up in church with the faith of youth and don't behave like sexually adventurous Hollywood teens.