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US: Lesbian teenager charged for relationship with younger girl, rejects plea deal

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  1. How is this anymore different from a heterosexual person having sexual conduct with an underage person?

    1. Kayleigh Swift 24 May 2013, 6:04pm

      While the law is fairly straightforward, I don’t think this case is. They may be following the letter of the law here, but not the spirit of it. Those laws exist to protect minors, but in this case it appears that it is being used to destroy the life of someone just because the parents of the other girl don’t like the fact that she is gay.
      I don’t know all the facts, only what I have read. And if what I have read is even moderately accurate, then it’s quite disturbing.
      Legally speaking, she may have committed a crime, but morally speaking, I doubt she is guilty of what I would call rape.

  2. Midnighter 24 May 2013, 5:51pm

    Quite right too – it was a total Hobson’s choice situation. The manipulation and treatment of this case is utterly disgusting as a matter of human rights.

  3. My mother is 5 years older than my father.
    It doesn’t make her a criminal, or a rapist, and certainly does not set her up to be convicted of “lewd and lascivious battery of a child”.

    1. Maybe they didn’t start having sex when your father was 14 though.

    2. UglyGeezer 24 May 2013, 8:38pm

      Age aside, student/teacher relationships carry a unbalanced power ‘thing’ that’s dodgy at best.

  4. I can only go by what’s being reported, I’m of the understanding that there was a time in the relationship where Kaitlyn was 17, and her girlfriend was 14, hence why the girlfriend’s mother seemingly waited until Kaitlyn turned 18 before notifying police.

    Potentially 15 years in prison? It’s a truly sinister case.

  5. Take your head out of your ass people, the rate of teenage pregnancies is growing all the time and lots of those dads are over 18 with under 18 yo girlfriends. I don’t see many if them getting prosecuted. Yes she broke the law but this is more about revenge for the parents than justice.

  6. Rob Crossgrove 24 May 2013, 8:28pm

    Personally, I think if I was in the sitaution that the sports coach was in, in a position of authority, th emost I would have done was warned the girls that they were breaking the law, and that if it continued, as a person in authority, they’d have to inform th eparents. The whole thing smaks of homophobia.

    You can see more both in this video and in the blog underneath it.

  7. Kaitlyn must have known of the parents opinion of her relationship. She would surely have known of the risks of having a relationship with a minor. Their love must be very strong but the law protecting minors is not unreasonable. An 18 year old male having sex with a 14 year old female would also face consequences. Hopefully there will be no vindictive persecution because of the same sex nature of the relationship.
    If the 14 year old flatly denies the relationship is there a case???

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