Story of Teen Killing 43-Year-Old Boyfriend Is 11 Flavors of Bonkers

Today, USAToday and local media reported that a 16-year-old girl is being tried as an adult in the case of the murder of her 43-year-old boyfriend, who she killed "during sex" while her mother was in the other room. Missing from the story? Arizona's age of consent, which is 18. Everyone just kind of glossed over that. » 1/23/14 2:00pm 1/23/14 2:00pm

WaPo Writer Uses Louis C.K.'s Pedophile Joke to Defend Statutory Rape

“Holy shitsnacks,” is more or less what you’ll say after reading “writer and former lawyer” Betsy Karasik’s opinion piece about the “vast and extremely nuanced continuum of sexual interactions involving teachers and students” that the Washington Post didn’t so much publish as release from the double-locked cellar in a… » 9/01/13 5:00pm 9/01/13 5:00pm

Gross 71-Year-Old Assemblyman Thinks 14-Year-Old Intern Is 'Sexy'

Statutory rape laws, what a drag — am I right or am I RIGHT?? At least that's the opinion of New York Assemblyman Vito J. Lopez. The 71-year-old Democrat from Brooklyn was stripped of all party leadership positions because of unsavory comments he made about the sexiness of a 14-year-old intern. Puke. Even… » 3/13/13 9:30am 3/13/13 9:30am

Are Male Teen Sex Offenders Just Misunderstood Romeos?

Parents of young men who have been busted and sent to jail for having sex with underage girlfriends are fighting anti-sex offender laws on their sons' behalf. Sex offender registry standards are unfair, they say, and enforcing statutory rape laws when the two people involved are just two kids in love is unjust. Is it? » 1/26/12 11:15am 1/26/12 11:15am

Brave 'Hebephile' Stands Up For Right To Fuck Teen Girls

Isn't it natural and normal for adult men to want to have sex with teenage girls? And aren't we being unfair to them by prohibiting them from doing so? These are questions you'd be likely to see on Reddit, but this week they've been addressed to Scientific American's new advice column. And our favorite science writer… » 12/23/11 4:10pm 12/23/11 4:10pm

No Jail For Woman Who Slept With 15-Year-Old Because "He Touched You…

A British judged has ruled that a 30-year-old teaching assistant who had sex with her friend's 15-year-old son shouldn't go to jail because the boy hit on her first and wasn't "corrupted" by the experience. There are so few times that the double standard benefits ladies — does one of them really have to be totally… » 3/07/11 10:03pm 3/07/11 10:03pm

Anti-Choicer Lila Rose Releases New "Undercover" Planned Parenthood Video

Lila Rose has struck again, now with a video supposedly showing a Milwaukee Planned Parenthood ignoring a statutory rape claim. Planned Parenthood has responded with new training, but the video highlights the difficulties of providing reproductive services to teens. » 2/26/10 9:30am 2/26/10 9:30am

Anti-Choice Activist Fighting To Make Sure Teenagers Stay Pregnant

Lila Rose, 20, is an anti-abortion activist who went to Planned Parenthood in Indiana last summer, pretending to be a pregnant 13-year-old with a 31-year-old boyfriend, in order to document the results on film. » 12/19/08 1:20pm 12/19/08 1:20pm

Roman Polanski Wants Rape Case Dismissed Through Documentary

Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski is due in Los Angeles court on January 21 for a hearing in the now 31-year-old statutory rape case that caused him to flee the country in the late 70s. In an attempt to avoid the hearing, Polanksi's lawyers are asking a California judge to dismiss the case entirely in light of new… » 12/03/08 9:30am 12/03/08 9:30am