Legal age difference for dating
At the age of 12-years-old, she is not yet in a position where she can make the very best judgments about sex. It’s normal for a young girl to have a crush on an older guy. It is not normal, however, for that older guy to act on those feelings.Honestly, it’s disgusting, creepy and, oh yeah, illegal.When you have a crush on someone, especially when you’re a teen girl, it’s a consuming, obsessive feeling. It’s enough to make you want to do anything for that person. He knows that and he takes advantage of that, even though he knows, in the back of his mind, that you may not be ready. It’s not a law that is old-fashioned or “frigid” or “boring.” It’s a law that is there to protect young teens from getting themselves into a situation they may end up regretting because an older person knew how to manipulate them. What do you think of that comment – is the story sweet or wrong? Today, I read a comment on one of our older posts that really alarmed me.Instead of explaining the entire situation to you guys, I think it’s easier to post the comment here.Explaining why statutory rape is wrong without sounding condescending is difficult.
-- Two northwestern Minnesota teenagers from Becker County -- considered juveniles -- have recently been charged with felony crimes that not all teens or their parents even know about.It’s having sexual relations when there is too big of an age gap.The Forum News Service does not always report on the specifics of juvenile cases, but local law enforcement officials say it is a problem they see regularly.And when those laws are broken — even unknowingly — it stops becoming a parental decision and starts becoming a legal matter. The state has defined an appropriate age of consent, and under Minnesota statute, people cannot have any type of sexual contact with a child under the age of 16 if they are more than 24 months older than them.“Sexual contact is also defined as breasts and inner thigh areas,” said Becker County Investigator Kathy Nguyen, who says the level of charges is determined by how far those teens go.Charges can range from fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct all the way up to an automatic felony if it’s proven there was sexual penetration.