We’ve encountered many instances where a man has been lured into the web of a deceptive, promiscuous teenager. Quite often these men are of good nature, and have developed successful lives after overcoming the obstacles that life offers. With one swift drop of the gavel, however, everything these men have worked for is gone forever.
The question to be asked is who is the predator: the man that has sexual relations with a teen who lies about her age, or the teen who ruin a mans life by lying about her age? In many states, mistake as to age is not a defense in the criminal justice system. Therefore, even if an underage teen posts a false age on Facebook, tells a man that she is of a legal age, and has consensual sex with the man, he is held criminally liable.
If the goal of laws are to prevent these types of relationships, why not punish the teen for lying about her age? What is currently being done to the teens in these situations? Nothing. What is being done to prevent these teens from ruining the life of another man? Nothing. No one will truly understand how unfair and unreasonable the laws are when it comes to sex crimes until they or a loved on are accused of such a crime. Hopefully this will never happen, but meanwhile citizens should be open-minded and not be afraid of being labeled as a sex offender supporter simply for standing up to laws that are unfair.