reply to post by SeenAlot
How can you categorically state that sex within some set period of time is emotionally scarring? I'd love to know the rationale there.
This is clearly stated as statutory rape, and in Massachusetts that specifically means "Criminal inducement to get a person under age 18 of chaste
life to have unlawful sexual intercourse". If this were against her will, it would be aggravated sexual assault. The fact that it was determined to
be statutory rape is simply because there was more than two years age difference and she was under 18 in any case.
If there is emotional scarring, it's probably more because of the shame she's had to endure from the church, family, and friends.
Also, please, folks: Remember the source of this info. FoxNews is highly sensationalist and they're going to blow everything up to get your
In any case, this guy can only get up to three years in prison or up to two and one-half years in jail for each charge at a maximum, because it is
simply statutory rape. There was no violent aspect to it implied anywhere. When she says he threatened her and whatever, that could really mean a
whole lot of things.
Demonizing either party is pretty stupid. They liked each other when this happened. If the whole thing hadn't been criminalized, they could have
worked it around to a nice young family. It used to happen even early last century. As human beings, we're just the same critters now.