Friday, January 29, 2010

Wot puzzles me

One day police say they have no evidence to suggest any harm has come to a missing person. The next day the Homicide Squad is on the case and police fear for his safety and fear he may have met with foul play. Clearly 'no evidence' is similar to 'the Prime Minister has my full support'.

Please do not read that I am advocating sex with under age teens. However, what if a girl, say thirteen who looked like she was older and told a male sportsperson she was sixteen and offered him a a bit of oral and he, perhaps under the influence, agreed. He is one foolish f***wit but, does he deserve to go to gaol and onto the sex offenders register? You may well have a thirteen year old daughter and are horrified by the suggestion. But then some thirteen year olds a very advanced. I am really interested to hear what you think on this one.

15 comments:

  1. Have they found his body yet?

    It's a real grey area with regards to the under age thing. If a girl says she is 18 or older, what are you meant to do, ask for ID? From memory there were always plenty of underage girls that blagged their way into pubs and clubs to throw themselves all over cricketers and footballers. When alcohol is involved things become even greyer. I certainly don't condone it but it must be really difficult for guys in such a situation.

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  2. Not so far as the seven o'clock news, but they have an area staked out. Re the underage, thanks. I am not the only one who thinks it is grey.

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  3. Anonymous9:59 pm

    Even if you ask for ID from the girl - it could very well be fake. And so you are still up shit creek without a paddle - so to speak. But putting them on the sex offenders register - is a bit much.

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  4. In Blighty the age of consent is 16, and it's always struck me that a 16 and one day year old lad could be branded a paedophile for sleeping with a girl two days younger than him. I suppose they have to draw a line somewhere, but statutory rape under such circumstances does seem a bit severe.

    Now, Gary Glitter on the other hand...

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  5. So Anon, you would call it grey too.

    Same here Brian. I am not sure, but I think that here, there is a prescribed process if guilt is proved. If ever there was an area of let juries decide on the evidence and suggest a penalty, this is one of them.

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  6. 2003 US movie Thirteen
    based on a real teens book I think.
    'jail bait' was the term for dangerous teens when I was one.
    Then there's Jodie Foster's 12-year-old character in Taxi Driver.

    Brian's point re The Law is a good one.
    Ironic that we have a case in Vic court right now where the victim appealed several times to quacks and the law and got no help.

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  7. When I take control the age of consent will be eighteen.

    I'm not joking.

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  8. Brownie, I did add any of my personal experiences that I had at around that age but you are a smart enough lass. I am not sure of which case you are talking of, but my alerted eyes will pick it up.

    Silly RH. Are you so old that you have forgotten about racing hormones. Whatever the proscribed age is, it won't stop them and they mature younger now.

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  9. Why would it bother you?

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  10. Creating unenforceable and/or impractical laws bothers me. Look at the no u turn over a single white line. Even the police commissioner was observed breaking it.

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  11. What's no u turn got to do with lechers like Charlie Chaplin at fifty-five legally rooting sixteen year-old girls?

    I knew this approaching legislation would upset you.

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  12. I am missing something here. What approaching legislation?

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  13. The (now) murder case has taken some interesting turns. Poor man & his family, as if it isn't enough that he was murdered :(

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  14. If his wife had no knowledge of his extra curricular, it must be truly awful for her.

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