I’m a crime show buff.
February of 2019 crime show episode: A 15 year-old girl went on kik (a website) to find a boyfriend.
Said she was 18 years-old. An 18 year-old boy falls for her.
They met and had sex.
She confesssd at some point that she is 15.
The boy tries to break up with her.
She pushes back, telling him she will go to the police if he breaks up with her.
She has intentionally deceived him, and is now extorting him,
(though that wouldn’t have happened if he had practiced sexual abstinence until marriage).
He should have gone to the police and explained the situation and worked it out with her parents and the court.
But he didn’t. He killed her. He killed to get himself out of what he saw as an impossible situation,
because her age, her deceit, and the law that would automatically work against him.
He was charged with 1st degree murder.
I disagree with the charges.
She practiced deception and extortion, which seem to be mitigating factors.
A lesser cause-of death charge would have been more appropriate.
In order to save young people of both sexes from their own stupidity and lusts, there needs to be laws that make it illegal to give a false age,
no matter one's age, and to give some allowance to young men under 21 that fall prey to such deception.
Such claims would need to be supported by emails or text messages where she falsely states her age.
If a young girl is willing to lie about her age to get a boyfriend and willingly has sex with him, should she should be charged as a sexual predator?
Should she have to register as a sex offender, and her access to her phone and internet be restricted?
Eric J. Rose