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Old September 28 2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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Re: Why Are So Few Statutory Rapes Prosecuted?

Back to the actual question, though, and it's really just that the parents aren't reporting it in many cases. If they think she's ready, and he's not a 40-year old creeper, they don't do anything. Probably figuring that doing so will just push her towards him even more, rather than breaking them up.

And then you'd probably have a hard time selling a jury on rape when they see two kids that are just a few years apart, and seem like they love each other, it's consentual, etc. Legally, it's technically wrong, but may be difficult to succeed in court.
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