04 March 2009

Jail as a solution for age-discrepant sex

Sentencing a woman to 10 months' imprisonment for an affair with a 15-year-old boy looks excessive, especially as the boy seemed to know what he was doing, and in fact wanted to continue the relationship even when she wanted to break it off. Full essay.


Anonymous said...

The owner yielded, but protested: "I have thought it interesting that so many gay men I know report having had positive sexual experiences with adults when they were boys."

YB, you can add me to this list of men. I was two months short of my fifteenth birthday, and it was an experience I am unlikely to forget. Furthermore, I went looking for it, and it absolutely had to be a man and not a boy.(He was 28.)

Anonymous said...

Just to clarify... you mention that the age of consent in Canada "is" 14. It was 14 at the time of the London case but has recently been raised to 16 by the current Conservative government.
Also, it should be noted that pornographic images of persons under the age of 18 are illegal in Canada (though I think that law was introduced in the late 90s and I don't know the situation pertaining in the early 90s).

Anonymous said...

Dishonest title. Jail-time
is for sex with a minor.
The law says nothing about
"age-discrepant" sex.