He's challenging the law under which he is charged on the grounds of sexual discrimination. If he loses he faces five years in jail and I assume will be a sex offender.
I think this is ridiculous, and I really hope he wins.
How many here would have broke that law I know I did, in my teen years.
great thread op. some really interseting points you've made. keep up the good work
That is ridiculous! Two people broke the law in that situation, why should only 1 be punished??
Heard this on the news. It's extremely unfair and it's shameful our law could allow this to happen. The age of consent law is archaic. It should be dependent on the circumstance. TBH, the article is ambiguous in the nature the boy had sex to the girl, but it was consensual. It'd be the highest form of cruelty to convict the boy, and give him a horrible criminal record, and hence effectively destroy his life.
Well, I know this will never happen, but if youre a minor and if you find yourself to be "Guilty" of the same offence as this Lad:
If truly there are Thousands of offending Teens, if they all came forward at once, the Courts would have two choices: Ammend the Law, or Imprison Thousands of Teens.
My sarcasm detector is going off the scale. I just wanted to let people know if they didn't already tbh because I think it's a terrible injustice.
Paedophile! Rapist! Sex offender!
(according to Irish law)
And brand them as "sex offenders" for life.
Presumably theyd have to go on that register thing as well
it's a stupid law anyway if they both consented there should be no problem!! PC gone mad
I hope he doesn't get convicted of this. It just wouldn't be right. How did it end up in the court anyway? Were they caught at it or what? Maybe it was he girl's parents.
So two twelve year olds who decide to play doctors and nurses should be ok?
I don't think it is a criminal matter if two people of the same age have sex, but there is such a thing as too young.
Yeah, exactly. The whole situation would be laughable if it weren't for the consequences for this lad. A nation of rapists I tell ya!
Who's to say the lads aren't the ones being taken advantage of ffs? Maybe they should just prevent any physical contact between boys and girls until the age of 17.
Its young feckers like this that have the country the way it is.......... Scandalous!
two people who know what they're doing with their bodies wouldn't be playing doctor's and nurses. Yes, twelve is definitely too young, but i'm not too sure 14/15 is.
Sure there was a poll on here recently, check the figures . It's not exactly a small amount of people who had underage sex