Thursday 23 February 2017

Statutory rape law a disgrace

Published 27/03/2010 | 05:00

THE High Court has rejected an appeal in a case where a then 15-year-old boy challenged the laws under which he was charged with a crime for having sex with a then 14-year-old girl. His teenage paramour faces no such sanction.

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This is the rampant misandry that passes for law in Ireland. That a young man (now 18) faces five years in jail and a ruined life for engaging in an act that has no criminal consequences for girls is a disgrace. Why don't we just pass a law making it illegal to be caught in possession of a penis?

Anthony Whelan
Co Cavan

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