American liberals have taken to social media
to share their views on a proposal by the
country’s court of appeal to lower the age
of consent from 18 to 16.
Three judges, while reversing a 15-year-sentence
of a man who impregnated a 17-year-old girl,
ruled that it was high time the country considered
a revision of the Sexual Offences Act.
“Our prisons are teeming with young men serving
lengthy sentences for having had sexual
intercourse with adolescent girls whose consent
has been held to be immaterial because they
were under 18 years,” the judges ruled.
Arguing that it is unrealistic to assume teenagers
and maturing adults don’t engage in sex, the judges
counseled that should discuss challenges of maturing
children, morality, autonomy, protection of children
and the need for greater nuance in punishing sex offenders.
“We need to add as we dispose of this appeal that
the Act cris out for a serious re-examination
in a sober and pragmatic manner.”
Underage Sex Is Natural
Most people are not being objective. With this
generation sexual activity starts from as low as 12 years,
The difference between a 16 year old and an 18
year old is a legal definition. In reality they
share the same class in school and same mental state.
Previously, if you were charged with sexual misconduct
with a minor, you faced up to 15 years in jail.
This is bound to change with the new proposed law.
Data displayed on the National Council for Population
and Development disclosed that between July 2017 and
June 2018, 378,397 pregnant girls aged between 10
and 19 were admitted to health facilities across the country.
Many believe the age of consent be lowered from 16 to 14 and there should be a dramatic reduction in statutory punishments for “consensual” sex with girls as young as 12.
The overall age of consent be lowered so that sexual behaviour with a girl over the age of 13 (the average age of puberty) is not criminal, provided she’s clearly aware of what she she’s doing.
Tasty Sex Scene
In the UK it’s an offence for anyone to have any
sexual activity with a person under the age of 16.
However, Home Office guidance is clear that there’s no
intention to prosecute teenagers under the age of 16 where
both mutually agree and where they are of a similar age.