14-Year-Old May Have to Register As Sex Offender
First of all…why are these kids having sex SO YOUNG??
A Texas seventh grader has been charged with aggravated sexual assault of a minor after engaging in intercourse with his 12-year-old girlfriend. In Texas, this is a first-degree felony that could easily land him on the sex offender registry for the rest of his life.
According to NYDN, whereas the age of consent in the state of Texas is 17. This means that while a high school junior can legally sex with a seventh grader…once a 7th grader and a 6th grader get it on, charges come into play.
The provision has left the child in position to face the consequences well into adulthood, with essentially a stigma as a child molester following him well into adulthood.
Granted, kids these ages need to keep their pants ON to begin with. But that aside, and children being inclined to explore…is this punishment really fair??