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Statutory Rape

The Danger of Statutory Rape Laws After Orlando

Amelia Roskin-Frazee | Posted 07.26.2016 | Queer Voices
Amelia Roskin-Frazee

“Was the gunman at Pulse Orlando gay?” I haven’t heard someone generate so much speculation about their sexual orientation since Jodie Foster or...

Stop Romanticizing the Sexual Assault of Young Men

Amanda Redhead | Posted 06.09.2016 | Impact
Amanda Redhead

As a sexual assault survivor myself and the mother of a middle school aged son, I am aghast at the way that we are treating young men who are the victims of sexual assault.

New York Teens Can Sex Without a Felony But Can't Sext

Andrew Stengel | Posted 11.11.2015 | Crime
Andrew Stengel

It may be time to rethink sexting laws as they apply to teens, when it is punished far more harshly than the actual sex acts may be.

Kylie Jenner Appears In Tyga’s 'Stimulated' Video, Makes Us All Uncomfortable

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment

Kylie Jenner and Tyga have gone public with their romance now that Jenner is 18 and the 25-year-old rapper has California's age of consent law on his ...

Teens Trapped by Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD | Posted 08.28.2016 | Women
Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD

Sometimes teen romance can be downright dangerous. Early relationships can be traps for young people, spoiling months or years of their lives and setting the pattern for future coupling.

Parks And Rec Volunteer Had Sex With Minor: Cops

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.23.2015 | Crime

A South Carolina Parks and Recreation volunteer is in jail after allegedly having sex with a minor. Lancaster County police arrested 33-year-old Li...

David Lohr

Man Loses Job, House, Reputation After Police Wrongly Charge Him With Child Rape

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.04.2014 | Crime

A North Carolina man says authorities ruined his life when they mistakenly arrested him on child sex charges, which cost him his reputation, his home ...

Why Do We Assume A Hot Cheerleader Can't Be A Sexual Abuser?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 01.07.2015 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The struggle for equality isn't just about equal rights, but also equal accountability, and an abuser is an abuser -- man or woman.

David Lohr

Sex-Offender Pastor Arrested On Statutory Rape Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

A convicted sex offender holding a pastoral position at a Kentucky church has been arrested on charges involving a teenage member of his congregation....

The Center for Sexual Justice: How the Criminalization of the Queer Community Affects Us All

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Andrew Extein, MSW

We want to organize a community of support for queer registrants, families, friends and allies in order to lessen the trauma of life on the registry, decrease isolation and better the lives of everyone affected.

Was I a Teenage Sexual Predator?

Mark S. King | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Mark S. King

People say I was dealing with adults who had the capacity to know better. And, most bruising to my ego, they tell me that my seductive charms were irrelevant, and that perhaps it was the adults who were doing the manipulating.

Does FOX News Support Guys Marrying 15 Year Old Kids?

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Jon Hotchkiss

As you might expect, after A&E suspended Phil Robertson for his words, the FOX News Hysteria Machine went into Uber-Hyper-Spasmodic Overdrive. Do they know that Robinson has also advocated for 20 year old guys to marry girls who are 15?

As a General Rule, I'm Opposed to Attractive Female Teachers Having Sex With Their Teenage Male Students

Galanty Miller | Posted 03.10.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

Society tries to rationalize its terrible treatment of women with the comforting assurance that "See? Women are just as bad as men. They rape, too." But women aren't as bad as men.

Time to Re-Think Law on Teen Sexuality

Diane Dimond | Posted 08.05.2013 | Crime
Diane Dimond

What is it about the age of 18 that magically turns us into full-fledged adults with all the rights and burdens that the status implies? Nothing, really. The law had to draw a line somewhere and age 18 was chosen.

A Gay Dad's Open Letter to the Parents Who Are Seeking to Devastate Their 15-Year-Old Daughter and Her 18-Year-Old Girlfriend

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

Your daughter was not molested by a predator. She was involved in an overly adult-like relationship with another teen. She was not targeted by someone wanting to do her harm. She was embraced by someone who loved her and wanted good for her.

Ex-Teacher Marries Student, Avoids Prison

Posted 01.23.2013 | Crime

A disgraced ex-high school teacher quietly married the underage student she allegedly had an affair with in North Carolina. Perhaps the best wedding g...

Dating Older Guys

| Posted 01.13.2013 | Teen

By Amy Rose Spiegel One of the most frequent Just Wondering questions we get here at Rookie is some variation on the following: “I’m a teenager...

'My Life Is A Lifetime Movie': Mom Sleeps With Son's 14-Year-Old Friend

Posted 11.08.2012 | TV

“My Life is a Lifetime Movie” presented the twisted story of Lisa Lynette Clark. When she was in her 30s, Clark began a sexual relationship with h...

The Term 'Improper Relationship' Will Not Change the Culture Needed for Coach/Athlete Sexual Abuse

Katherine Starr | Posted 11.25.2012 | Sports
Katherine Starr

When one is talking about a 12-year-old girl and uses the term "improper relationship" to describe what transpired between a coach and athlete that term cannot come close to magnitude of the damage and wreckage created by sexual abuse between a minor child and coach.

DISTURBING VIDEO: Father Spanks Man For Sleeping With 'Underage' Daughter

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 06.20.2012 | Crime

An unsettling YouTube video depicting a father spanking the adult boyfriend of his underage daughter for sleeping with her is generating an intense di...

South African Girls Swap Sex For Rides To School

GlobalPost | Iva Skoch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAPE TOWN, South Africa -- In some of the roughest neighborhoods of Cape Town, as minivan taxis line up to pick up kids and take them to school in the...

South African Girl, 15, Charged With Statutory Rape After Confessing Sex Act Was Consensual

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 15-year-old South African girl who initially claimed she was gang-raped is now being charged with statutory rape after agreeing the sex was consensu...

Moses Virgil Campbell Jr Used iPhone App To Meet, Have Sex With 14-Year-Old Girl: POLICE

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Moses Virgil Campbell Jr., 44, of Virginia, allegedly had sex with a 14-year-old girl he met through a social networking iPhone app, "iDate-Personals ...

Polanski Lawyer Says Client Will Face Only One Charge if He Returns to LA

Jeff Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jeff Norman

Just because a lot of pathetic people need to dwell on the director's supposed indecency to make themselves feel decent in comparison, doesn't mean that normal evidentiary standards should be abandoned in the Polanski matter.

Polanski, My Daughter and Me: A Very Short Story

Paul Krassner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Krassner

In 1977, I got a magazine assignment to cover the trial of Roman Polanski. My daughter Holly, who came with me, was then thirteen--the same age as the girl Polanski was accused of seducing.