Another argument presented in defense of statutory rape laws relates to the difficulty in prosecuting rape (against a victim of any age) in the courtroom.Because forced sexual intercourse with a minor is considered a particularly heinous form of rape, these laws relieve the prosecution of the burden to prove lack of consent. Even if you say you are not going to have sex, you may end up doing it anyway. Minors are immature and that is why they are not legal adults. You can also wait for the minor child to reach legal age.
Thus, many jurisdictions prohibit allowing a juvenile to be tried as an adult under this law (most jurisdictions have separate provisions for child molestation or forcible rape which can be applied to juveniles and for which a minor can be tried as an adult).Because they are in love NOW, Zigner And dating IS just dating (if they are smart).I KNOW 16 is young...but, then again, so is 19 - and in high school, 3 years is just the difference between being a freshman and being a junior or being a sophmore and being a senior.Virginia has a registry for sex offenders, and if convicted, your name and other information about you will be in there FOREVER.Sex offenders often end up jobless and homeless because people don't want to risk having them around their families, homes, schools, etc... Your hormones are likely raging higher than they will at any other time in your life.