Rape charges dropped against immigrant teens in Md. case

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  1. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    From the Washington Post:

    The case became a national story as Trump administration tried to use the case, and other like it, to push forward an argument that immigrants, especially illegal immigrants, committed a vast array of crimes in the United States.

    The fact that the act was committed by two teens, who came into the country as unaccompanied minors seeking asylum became part of the story.

    During a press conference, Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, said:

    Following Spicer's comments, the article notes:

    Of course, many conservative news sites that banged the drum on this story are conspicuously absent on the news that the two boys will not be prosecuted.
     
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    How can an 18 year old have consensual sex with a 14 year old? How is that not statutory rape?
     
  3. hulugu thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Prosecutors dropped rape and sexual assault charges. Statutory rape is considered a sexual offense in the second or third degree, which has a distinctly different set of charges.

    Moreover, Maryland has a "Romeo and Juliet" exemption: "A person may not: ... engage in a sexual act with another if the victim is 14 or 15 years old, and the person performing the sexual act is at least 21 years old..."

    Millan was 18 and his brother was 17 at the time.
     
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    There's a huge difference between 18 and 14. I hate the sick world in which I live.
     
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    First, I remember freshmen in high school who wanted to, and succeeded in dating, senior students. While there's a big difference between a 14-year-old and an 18-year-old in terms of emotional maturity, rape prosecution is not the way to draw the line.

    Moreover, as for the "sick world" take a hard look at age of consent in U.S. history. First, consider that under slavery slave owners could buy young girls as chattel and use them however they wished, which included sexual assault.

    Second, the age of consent has largely gone up throughout history. Really, 14 is the minimum in Maryland law, even under "Romeo and Juliet" exemptions, and many states maintain age of consent laws at 16 or older, though Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts and Missouri have exemptions.
     
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    I don’t think run of the mill horny kids should have the sex offender label tagged to them for the rest of their lives.
     
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    Alright glad we cleared that up that a 18 year old was having sex with a 14 year old child. Now deport.
     
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    An 18 year old man, right?
     
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    You'll be happy to know that according to the OP's sourced article ...
     
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    The bathroom, really? What happened to having sex under the bleachers or in the back of the Camaro? Kids these days have no priorities.
     

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