Wisconsin minor laws on dating

by  |  05-Apr-2018 18:12

Should we really treat teenagers who have sex with other teenagers as criminals?

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Now, in fairness, neither of these boys went to jail just for having sex with an underage girl, there were aggravating circumstances – one punched his girlfriend’s father and both violated judges’ orders to stay away from the girls.

Still, all I could think about was that what started out as a somewhat typical high school relationship (a senior boy with a freshman or sophomore girlfriend is not at all that unusual) essentially ruined these young men’s lives.

The fact that the offender was less than four years older than the victim at the time of the act is an affirmative defense.

(1) Six to 18 months in prison, (2) if the actor is less that four years older than the victim, a $1,000 fine, or (3) if the actor is 10 or more years older than the victim, one to five years in prison.

Is there a way to protect teens from exploitation without making them vulnerable to unnecessary prosecution?

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