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Old 02-08-2009, 12:11 AM
 
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Source: SJC: Boy accused of statutory rape may be victim of sex discrimination - Local News Updates - The Boston Globe

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A sharply divided Supreme Judicial Court said today that a teenage boy accused of statutory rape may have been a victim of gender discrimination because authorities did not charge the three preteen girls with whom he allegedly had consensual sex.

The case, which originated in Plymouth County, involved a 14-year-old high school freshman football player who is accused of engaging in various sex acts from August to October 2007 with three girls. Two of them were 12 years old and one was 11. Moderator cut: copyright
The kid is 14 years old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the love of god! Statutory rape laws were designed to protect kids yet are being used to prosecute kids!

Also note, if convicted, the 14 year old will be a registered sex offender for the rest of his life.

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Old 02-08-2009, 12:15 AM
 
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Not cool.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:19 AM
 
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Where does the reporter state the boy will be a registered sex offender the rest of his life? The article states he MAY have to REGISTER as a sex offender, but it does not say for the rest of his life...

BTW, I agree there is a terrible double standard here and Massachusetts should have a Romeo and Juliet law.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:46 AM
 
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The article states he MAY have to REGISTER as a sex offender, but it does not say for the rest of his life...
Yea the article doesn't say it but 9/10 it is for life. The sex offender list is designed to protect people. that is why it is for life.
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Old 02-08-2009, 12:48 AM
 
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Yea the article doesn't say it but 9/10 it is for life. The sex offender list is designed to protect people. that is why it is for life.
He is a minor and would have a juvenile record....I am not saying he should be prosecuted just pointing out the fact that there is no need to assume an outcome that has not even been mentioned. A juvenile record would be sealed and no where in the article did it state he would be tried as an adult.
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Old 02-08-2009, 02:29 AM
 
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but still ...... creepy situation for everybody involved

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He is a minor and would have a juvenile record....I am not saying he should be prosecuted just pointing out the fact that there is no need to assume an outcome that has not even been mentioned. A juvenile record would be sealed and no where in the article did it state he would be tried as an adult.
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Old 02-08-2009, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Indiana
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I don't beleive he should be charged with statutory rape but I do beleive that something needs to happen. I've raised 3 kids past the age of 14 and not a one of them were having sex at that age. Makes you wonder why type of parents these children have that the children would be unsupervised long enough to have sex. I think too many parents give their children way too much freedom.
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Old 02-08-2009, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Mmmm...a high schooler (14) having sex with an 11 year old?

There is something wrong here. No one would have issues with prosecuting this kid if the girls had been 7 or 8.

I certainly think it'd be different if he was having sex with someone his own grade level or age. Maybe you could even make a case for the 12 year olds. But 11? I dunno...even he has to know that's not right.

How far can you derail a kid who's already making the stupid decision to have preteen sex?

I do think the gender bias should be eliminated, though.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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He is a minor and would have a juvenile record....I am not saying he should be prosecuted just pointing out the fact that there is no need to assume an outcome that has not even been mentioned. A juvenile record would be sealed and no where in the article did it state he would be tried as an adult.
Most people don't realize that a juvenile record doesn't simply "go away" when they turn 18 or 21. It's at least semi-public in most states and there are usually provisions for getting it sealed or expunged, but it's certainly not automatic. Laws on this very drastically state to state and I have no clue what they're like in MA.

That said, juveniles who commit sex offenses ARE required to register as sex offenders. They sometimes have somewhat less requirements/shorter periods than adults...but they're still on the registry....and it they're on it well past the age of 18 or 21.
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Old 02-08-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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As far as my opinions on this, there should be a huge maturity difference betwen a 14 yo and an 11 yo. That's NOT the same age. Boys do go through puberty about 2 years later than girls do and with these ages that makes a difference. It still seems like the 14 yo is a messed up kid though.

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