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March 21, 2006

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its sad to say that if it went to trial,and i was a juror,id have convicted her. no,its not fair,and id hate to do it. but when men go to jail all the time,even when the age diff is a year or two,i see no reason why she shouldnt go as well. besides,if a few pretty ladys go to the big house,and more people get angry at the stupidity of it,then maybe some laws would change a bit.

You could make the same argument with a 'cool' older guy and a 14 year old girl. These are difficult questions, and I have to hope those involved with this trial did the right thing taking into consideration the woman's claim she is bipolar and it was a factor in her behavior. Frankly I don't think an older woman who has sex with a boy has done him any favor-- whether he thinks she did or not.

What a double standard!!!!!!!! If Lafave was a man she would get jail time, be a registered sex offender, the whole 9 yards - the girl wouldn't even have to testify. There would be no question of guilt.

I am a teacher, and I see 14 and 15-year old boys AND girls who, sadly, consent all the time. In my state (KY) you must be 16 to consent - even if a 15-year-old girl says she consented, the state says she didn't. Girls typically feel guilty after the sex - boys don't. But standards should be the same regardless. Any grown women who would sleep with a 14 or 15 year old boy is sick. That should be the point. She should go to jail.

On a bit of a different note, there are many registered sex offenders who were 20-yr-old men that got their 17-yr-old girlfriends pregnant. Many times they go on to get married to the girl and try to get on with their life which is very difficult. (Most employers don't want to hire sex offenders regardless of what the details of their case was) That's unfair and a shame. What's wrong with America?

she should have been in jail for 25 years

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