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What is statutory rape, and why?
Cynth said:

Although this may seem arbitrary, these laws were intended to protect you. Legislators pass statutory rape laws in part to make it easier to prosecute pedophiles, child pornographers, and child prostitution rings.

A Reader Responds:

Reader Kelly The statutory rape law is so that kids won't be having kids.

I just read the responses to the questions about statutory rape. And everything in there was all what the laws are. But not why they are there. To protect our children?

Shawna Because children are not physically and emotionally ready to have sex.

If that's the case, then tell me: Why is it legal to kill a baby, but illegal to have consentual sex with a child?

Mrs. Piner I agree.

Seems these people have their priorities out of order.

– ~*ME*~
female, age 15, USA


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