Is this ruling reasonable? (Read description)Posted by: Mister_Man
22 year old man sentenced to ten years prison, five years probation, for having sex with a 14 or 15 year old girl - http://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/rock-valley-man-who-had-sex-with-teen-sentenced-to/article_895d033d-dd87-5a95-a479-27dc60fcd8dc.html
This man had sex with a minor. That itself is a crime. He could have also committed rape towards her as he most likely did not ask for her consent. This is a serious crime and can affect the child's mental health and future.
He knew what he was doing, be prepared to face the consequences.
Underage is statutory rape of a minor, a child can not give consent.
He is subject to the appropriate penalties because the girl couldn't have been a consenting adult. Even if she was consenting, she wasn't an adult. Yeah, the penalty is appropriate.
Let me speak from someone who is 15, There is a difference between rape and assumption of rape just because she was under the age of consent. I think if i wanted to date a 22 year old woman i should be able to, I don't want to but i can clearly make a rational consent choice if i so wish, Now if this woman legitimately rapes me than i think this sentence should be applied. But i need to see the details if the teenager says she wasn't threatened in this sex that is was just between him and her then i don't see a problem with it.