The 19 men arrested for soliciting sex were between 23 and 60. One woman faces a gross misdemeanor charge, Rewitzer said.
An 18 year-old high schooler dating a 16 year-old is someone who still lives at home, and is part of the same culture as their partner.
An 18 year-old in college is someone who probably lives in campus housing, and has a much more independent and adult life than even an 18 year old who is still a high school senior.
The lack of attempt at talking things out one family to another, and the very serious felony charges brought up against Hunt (lewd and lascivious battery on a child ages 12 to 16), seem to point to a hysterical outburst of homophobia on the part of her girlfriend’s parents upon finding out about the relationship.
Your first reaction to your daughter’s fully consensual relationship isn’t to call the police, unless you’re in the middle of a freakout.
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Accordingly, you should confirm the accuracy and completeness of all posted information before making any decision related to any data presented on this site.Statutory rape laws are complicated, because while they are meant to protect minors, they also restrict a lot of freedoms.A relationship is more influenced by shared bonds, such as culture and maturity, than by age, because age has limited influence on the intellectual and emotional aspects of a romantic connection. All this for dating a girl in her school who was 15 years old. Kaitlyn Hunt, a high school senior in Florida, is facing a choice between going to trial and potentially serving up to 15 years in prison as a sex offender, or accepting a plea of two years under house arrest and a year on probation.This is a good time to rethink not only bigotry, but how accountable minors are, as well, and perhaps to stop underestimating them.