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  •  he was 17 (1+ / 0-)
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    16 is the age of consent in GA.

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    by Albatross on Mon Jun 11, 2007 at 10:34:27 AM PDT

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    •  ...but that still should make her a criminal (1+ / 0-)
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      in the eyes of Georgia law shouldn't it? She was 15.

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      by bic momma on Mon Jun 11, 2007 at 10:42:52 AM PDT

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      •  Legally speaking, age-of-consent violations (5+ / 0-)

        are a one-way street.  There is no reciprocity.  The adult commits a crime; the minor commits merely bad judgement.  And indeed the very inadequacy of the minor's judgement is the heart of the legal basis.  

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        by lgmcp on Mon Jun 11, 2007 at 11:01:12 AM PDT

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