I have a very good reason for writing this post on underage sex consequences. The reason I feel compelled to write about underage sex consequences is because of this article that I read yesterday. It’s about a judge, District Court Judge Rosemary Davey who refused to jail a 21 year old man who had sex with a 13 year old girl.
Can you believe that? It seems she feels the 13 year old has a lot to answer for as she “was looking for” a sexual encounter. HELLO! She’s only 13 years old! That’s why we have these laws. To protect those who have not yet developed the mental capacity to make sound judgement calls.
Underage Sex Should Have Consequences
The man on the other hand was 21 years old and knew exactly what he was getting in to. Sure she told him she was 14 years old, goes to show just how much she doesn’t know, but even that is well below the age of sexual consent. He is definitely old enough to realise that. Shit, he even pleaded guilty to having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13 year old girl.
So, how does the judge believe we can resolve this problem? By teaching them in school that underage sex is unlawful. That there are consequences to having underage sex. What about the asshole who had sex with that girl. Shouldn’t he get more than a slap on the wrist.
So what if the girl dressed as if she was a 23 year old. He thought she was 14. And yet he took her home and had sex with her. She may not be old enough to understand what she was doing but he sure as hell was.
All I can do is quote something that Derryn Hinch would say, Shame on you Judge Rosemary Davey. I’m not a judge or anything but even I know by not giving him some sort of penalty you’re sending out the wrong sort of message.
What about you my avid readers, what do you think?