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? I’m saying that an adult man should know better than to have sex with a girl who is that young.
In New York, for example, it is considered third-degree rape for anyone age 21 or older to have sex with someone under age 17 (which is what Dave would be charged with if he lived in NY).
In Arizona, for example, it is considered statutory rape if anyone over the age of 18 has sex with someone under the age of 18.
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.
If you’d like to see a complete list, you can check it out here.
It’s safe to say, though, that in any state, a 21-year-old having sex with a 12- or 13-year-old girl is considered statutory rape. The fact that a 21-year-old adult man would have sex with a barely 13-year-old teenage girl is not acceptable.
Just because the younger person may agree to having sex or even initiate the hookup doesn’t mean the older person has the right to do it. Again, I’m not saying that all age differences are wrong.
Think of it this way: if you were 21-years-old or older, could you imagine having sex with a person in middle school? I obviously do not think that, judging by my past and present dating experiences.
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Today, I read a comment on one of our older posts that really alarmed me.