I just came across this article.
|"A Florida teenager faces criminal charges stemming from her relationship with another young female student.|
Kaitlyn Hunt, 18, faces two felony counts of "lewd and lascivious battery on a child 12 to 16" after the parents of her 15-year-old girlfriend pressed charges earlier this year"
I personally think the whole 'being 18 makes you an adult' argument is bullsh*t. I know from personal experience that I felt the exact same, ages 16-19. Now they were both young and if it was consensual neither of them should be in trouble let alone face a possible 15 year sentence and have to register as a sex offender. Unfortunately they thought it was a marvelous idea to prosecute people the same whether they were a day over 18 or 50 years over that age. I feel there should be 'gradations' if you will, in the law that prevent these horrible cases.
What's your opinion on this, should she be sentenced or should they drop the charges. And maybe even more importantly is the law 'wrong' / is the age of consent wrong. And is an 18 year old really and adult?