Saturday, March 21, 2009

Double Standard in Sheboygan

This, out of the Sheboygan Press, January 8, 2009: "Sheboygan boy, 17, charged with allegedly having sex with girl, 14."

One day later, also out of the Sheboygan Press, January 9, 2009: "Sheboygan girl, 17, charged for allegedly having sex with boy, 14."

So within a 24 hour period, two 17 year old kids are charged with having sex with their respective 14 year old girlfriend/boyfriend. Both 14 year olds claimed to their partners that they were 16.

But get this, according to the articles' information on when the younger partners were to turn 15, the 17 year old girl had sex with her boyfriend, "179 months" of age, and got charged with a max 9 mos. misdemeanor. The 17 year old BOY, on the other hand, had sex with his "177 month old" girlfriend, and got hit with a max 25 years felony.

If convicted, he'll also probably have to register as a sex offender for the duration of his life, with all the wonderful "privileges" that come with that distinction.

But there's not a double standard.


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2 Comments:

At Sunday, March 22, 2009 12:36:00 AM, Anonymous Phantasmix said...

Outrageous.

Why were they even charged? My goodness, where's the common sense? Why does everyone stick their noses into everyone's business? Sick of it!

One of your readers, the one who lives on an island in the nude is my hero. I want to live like that.

And where do you find these news?! (rhetorical)

 
At Sunday, March 22, 2009 9:01:00 AM, Blogger The Sarcasticynic said...

They were charged because each of the younger children's parents reported to the police their suspicion that their kids were spending the night with the older partners. What happened to just calling people on the phone?

I have been known, on occasion, to live like your hero. (I'll pause for the graphic image to subside.)

Where do I find these? Why, from reading other blogs, of course!
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