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  • a7h13f

    One-time sex offender at 19 years old, especially under these circumstances

    I think the law should absolutely be able to examine the circumstances and not just the crime. For instance, this individual is not showing a pattern of abusive behavior. As best as the article indicates, he had no ill intent. He found a girl who said she was older than she was on an app for hooking up, and hooked up with her. Obviously, we should still try to impart a lesson upon this young man about responsible sexual behavior, but this punishment isn't achieving that goal.

    A judgement that lasts a lifetime for a single incident should be reserved for the most heinous of offenders, not a young man who made the mistake of trusting the word of someone on a hookup app.

    This isn't fair or just. The punishment does not fit the crime, and even the word crime seems to barely fit in this situation.

    • Rothulfossil

      The thing is, the law can examine the circumstances and not just the crime. That's the point of a jury of peers and, ultimately, a judge.

      • a7h13f (edited 3 years ago)

        The law can, but too often it misses the mark. As in this case. We have these laws in place to protect children from sex offenders and predators. This young man obviously fails to meet that criteria. The problem is that this isn't an isolated incident - The New York TImes wrote an article about this in 2010, but nothing seems to have changed.