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(WSPA.com)   South Carolina's new sex crime bill lowers the age of consensual sex from 16 to 14 to "avoid severe penalties for young people experimenting with sex"   (wspa.com) divider line 224
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2006-07-06 08:30:12 AM  
That lowered age only affects people that are 18 and under. Which is a little common sense for a change. Teens often date each other without concern for the legal age of consent. In part due to the fact no one tells them about the laws.
 
2006-07-06 08:48:54 AM  
"Prosecutors are concerned about a second change called the "mistake of age" defense. That allows adults accused of having
sex with those under 16 to tell the jury they thought the person was at least 16."

My... God! You mean, now if you can convince a jury that she lied to you, and you reasonably believed her, you shouldn't go to jail?!

The nerve!

/I card everyone I have sex with
 
2006-07-06 08:54:22 AM  
When I get that feelin'
I want
Consentual healin'
Consentual...heaalliinnng
 
2006-07-06 08:58:24 AM  
Funny, here in Canada they're in the process doing raising it from 14 to 16, and the bill seems to have support.
 
2006-07-06 08:58:54 AM  
fark I hate this state! Everything is so backwards... no alcohol on Sunday, but you can have sex with a 14 year old no problem.
 
2006-07-06 08:59:07 AM  
They might also want to consider easing up on the incest laws as well, then, considering where they are and all.
 
2006-07-06 08:59:16 AM  
media.urbandictionary.com

Alriiiiight
 
2006-07-06 08:59:20 AM  
Canada is in the process of upping the age limit to 18 -- BUT, making ANY 5 year difference okay. I think this is pretty decent.
 
2006-07-06 08:59:45 AM  
Tougher Sex Crime Bill Lowers Consent Age

the original headline is hard to beat...
 
2006-07-06 09:00:44 AM  
img.fark.com
 
2006-07-06 09:01:19 AM  
Red_Fox and van1ty


Hm... so it would seem that Canada is a better US state than South Carolina.
 
2006-07-06 09:02:02 AM  
"Sumter Representative Murrell Smith says he expects the law to be cleaned up when lawmakers meet in January."

It's a dirty little law....
 
2006-07-06 09:02:42 AM  
tarrant84: /I card everyone I have sex with


I only card the ones without pubes

/Do they serve dinner on this trip?
 
2006-07-06 09:02:44 AM  
Age of consent in my state is 18 :(
 
2006-07-06 09:03:49 AM  
Someone pinch me.

Is that a reasonable sex law I see that takes nature into acount while still protecting kids from predators (not pedophiles at 14)?

Well played South Carolina, I applaud you.

To those getting their panties in a bunch (burned_biscuit) please read the actual article, it's still illegal for old men to fark young girls, just now their equally young boyfriend can't be prosecuted.
 
2006-07-06 09:04:11 AM  
burned_biscuit

I live in Charleston. We have alcohol on Sunday (and every other day of the week).

This was actually (ideally) a good bill that had a lot of support in this state. It gives the option of the death penalty for sexual predators that prey on little kids.
 
2006-07-06 09:04:25 AM  
Seems reasonable to me.. Except for the Death Penalty part.

/eye for an eye,
 
2006-07-06 09:04:39 AM  
hmmm, i hope this isn't a state that mandates the teaching of intellectual design

/irony
 
2006-07-06 09:05:52 AM  
In South Carolina? Is this Bizarroworld?
 
2006-07-06 09:06:03 AM  
NikolaiFarkoff for the win!
 
2006-07-06 09:06:09 AM  
jrembold

No, we don't mandate the teaching of intellectual design.

However, a legitimate excuse for murder is "He just needed killin', Judge!"
 
2006-07-06 09:06:31 AM  
van1ty
Canada is in the process of upping the age limit to 18 -- BUT, making ANY 5 year difference okay. I think this is pretty decent.

Yet again, Canada figures out a rational solution while Southerners do something idiotic.
 
2006-07-06 09:06:41 AM  
van1ty


Canada is in the process of upping the age limit to 18 -- BUT, making ANY 5 year difference okay. I think this is pretty decent.

So . . . . if I provide benefits to a guy who's 30, which one of us is in trouble by your rule?
 
2006-07-06 09:09:06 AM  
Great. Now Jesus has to smite them.
 
2006-07-06 09:09:12 AM  
What, no hero tag?
 
2006-07-06 09:09:43 AM  
eViLpOpTaRt

So . . . . if I provide benefits to a guy who's 30, which one of us is in trouble by your rule?

Is that the sound of thousands of Farkers simultaneously clicking on eViLpOpTaRt's profile?
 
2006-07-06 09:10:11 AM  
What's that noise? It sounds like a million sighs of relief all at once.
 
2006-07-06 09:10:14 AM  
I like this law. Kill of the pedos, every last one of them.
 
2006-07-06 09:11:30 AM  
The fact is, when you're 14, you aren't old enough to really understand and appreciate how deeply meaningful sex actually is, because you can't go into MVC and purchase ball gags and love swings.

Wait 'til you're older, kids. You'll be glad you did.
 
2006-07-06 09:11:57 AM  
Age of consent is my penis being erect.
 
2006-07-06 09:12:15 AM  
Something at least as great as the Spiffy tag should be used. :)
 
2006-07-06 09:13:48 AM  
The Icelander: Yet again, Canada figures out a rational solution while Southerners do something idiotic.


What's so idiotic about it? Basically allowing high schoolers to have sex without being put in prison?

Oh, wait.... this is one of those "dumb Southerners" comments. On Fark. Who'da thunk it?
 
2006-07-06 09:14:39 AM  
M eViLpOpTaRt

So . . . . if I provide benefits to a guy who's 30, which one of us is in trouble by your rule?


I don't know, but how YOU doin'....?


/ only kidding
// well sort of
/// in a good way
 
2006-07-06 09:15:25 AM  
oh daaaaaaammmmit



/ dropped something
 
2006-07-06 09:15:31 AM  
If there's grass on the field... play ball!
 
2006-07-06 09:16:09 AM  
That loud clanging sound you just heard was ten thousand FARK belt buckles hitting the floor.
 
2006-07-06 09:16:37 AM  
eViLpOpTaRt: So . . . . if I provide benefits to a guy who's 30, which one of us is in trouble by your rule?


I'll be the first to say I'll volunteer to find out.
 
2006-07-06 09:17:02 AM  
Zombie Zero FTW!
 
2006-07-06 09:17:12 AM  
Omis: If there's grass on the field... play ball!


And even if there isn't you can still go play in the mud.
 
2006-07-06 09:17:58 AM  
Omis: If there's grass on the field... play ball!

Just because the field's muddy doesn't mean you have to call the game!
 
2006-07-06 09:18:06 AM  
Canada's new law with the "close in age" provision is a good compromise.

eViLpOpTaRt: the close in age provision only applies when the people(s) having sex are under 16 years of age.

So, if she is 14 and you are 19, you're clear

If she is 16 and you are 30, law doesn't apply. But there is still something wrong with you.
 
2006-07-06 09:18:24 AM  
The real question is how long does it take an "age of consent" thread to devolve into pics of Emma Watson and Amanda Wenk
 
2006-07-06 09:18:24 AM  
Micheal Jackson and R Kelly seen running to South Carolina
 
2006-07-06 09:18:40 AM  
Wrote only hypothetically
 
2006-07-06 09:19:10 AM  
Kids are having sex at a younger age these days. It just goes to show that we need to teach SAFE SEX not abstinence!
 
2006-07-06 09:20:12 AM  
Who's Amanda Wenk.....?
 
2006-07-06 09:20:45 AM  
bluestarnite

Kids are having sex at a younger age these days. It just goes to show that we need to teach SAFE SEX not abstinence!


QED.
 
2006-07-06 09:21:20 AM  
PTW16, JetSetWilly

1. I am completely against a death penalty for this. Yes, it is a terrible thing, but I don't believe in killing people just because their heads are screwed up. It's a mental problem like any other and should be treated like one.

2. I must just be Sumter county with the silly blue-laws for alcohol.

3. Didn't the article mention a "mistake of age" defense? That allows an adult to have sex with those under 16.
 
2006-07-06 09:22:01 AM  
img308.imageshack.us
14?
That's an old maid!
 
2006-07-06 09:22:05 AM  
TwoBitFratWhore

The real question is how long does it take an "age of consent" thread to devolve into pics of Emma Watson and Amanda Wenk

That is why you are one of my favorite Farkers!
 
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