Unfair Statutory Rape Laws For Teenagers Common sense seems to dictate that statutory rape laws are too tough on teenagers. Most people in our society do not realize that they break the law everyday. It is often said that statutory rape is committed a lot more than the people hear about. Teens that go to the same school as their younger mate, are getting arresting for the consensual interactions that they are doing. Statutory rape is when someone underage is sexually active with an “adult” meaning 17 or older.
It has many aspects, child pornography, sex tourism, extra-familial child molestation, online enticement of sexual acts, unsolicited obscene material sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or images on the Internet. About 300,000 American children are at risk of human trafficking, for the purpose of Commercial Sexual Exploitation. Any person receiving any benefit from sexual involvement with a person under age 18 is a trafficker of children. 17,000 women and girls annually, are forced to work in the sex industry by organized criminals, known as pimps. 40% of all forced p... ... middle of paper ... ...icking in the United States | Women's Funding Network."
Olivia Ferguson and Hayley Mitchell Haugen. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. At Issue. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web.
Ta’Jahnae Buchanan November 25, 2013 Senior Seminar 8th Period Sexual Child Abuse People who sexually abuse adolescents should not only be punished to the fullest extent of the law, but also be terminated from all children, even their own; because it robs the adolescent of their adulthood and their precious quality of youth, which not only causes them to grow up faster, but also causes damage to their physical and mental conditions. Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual abuse. There are different types of sexual abuse. Most people think rape is the only type of sexual abuse but the truth is there are different kinds but the kinds that will be discussed are molestation and rape. Molestation is the first type of sexual abuse that’ll be discussed.
Teenage pregnancy is a rising factor throughout the world that’s caused by many unfortunate actions. Teenagers feel the need to engage in sexual activities due to peer pressure, violence and statutory rape. In some cases teens end up birthing their babies and in other cases they abort them. To help teens understand the consequences and reality of teen pregnancy, abstinence education and sex education can be introduced to steer teens in a better direction and help them to decide the appropriate outcome for their babies. Multiple teens are conceiving a day resulting in just as many births a day.
Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2009. Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Gale. Houston High School.