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TN: Teen rapists to be charged as adults, added to sex offender registry under bills

One lawmaker is pushing for harsher penalties for teens convicted of rape in Tennessee.

The new legislation comes after two then-13-year-old boys were convicted of holding down a Clarksville girl, raping her and filming it. Just when the girl’s family thought they would get justice, a judge handed down a sentence of only six months in juvenile detention for one boy and six months probation at home for the other. Neither boy was added to the state’s sex offender registry. Full Article

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So are you saying the registry is punishment?

Also, you either try all minors as adults or non. Why is that some crimes are “they’re just children!” and others are “they should’ve known better!”. It’s one or the other, you can’t have both.

@SR, as a whole we are so backwards as to what should or shouldn’t be considered an adult crime and it’s not just with sex offenses and I’m not so sure 18 should be an adult either. How can we possibly with a straight face tell people that they aren’t old enough to drink or now buy tobacco products because they can’t make good choices under 21? And honestly, many men don’t make very good or mature choices even after that but that doesn’t mean they will not make better choices later. My offense was when I was 19. Did… Read more »

Teen Rapist or Hormonal young male? Who defined the ambiguous term of rape? Sexual assault is just as ambiguous by any degree of measure. Pain plays no role in determining human interpersonal interaction? Hurt feelings as a felony?! If a young male should push up against a wall a female and push his face on her’s is rape? And if he should grope her too? A man bears his penis and a world erupts in convulsions?! A woman attempts to public feeding on breast and some should shut the f-up! Bust a man for paid service – fair and square,… Read more »

It appears another case of “making a law based upon emotion”.

Now, this ability to arbitrarily state when a minor is someone who doesn’t possess knowledge or when a minor is someone who can now be charged as an adult because they have knowledge reveals the inequality of laws.

The best way to expose a bad law is to execute it to its fullest. Put all children on the registry if there exists this arbitrary choice of when a minor is a minor or when a minor is an adult.

Couple of thoughts here: 1. Isn’t there already a provision to try minors as adults when circumstances warrant it? Why wouldn’t it apply to rape? Guessing the DA down there didn’t want any possible political blowback, considering he probably tows the (idiotic) state line that 13-year-olds who deal dope or commit armed robbery are perfectly capable of thinking for themselves and mature enough to appreciate the consequences of their actions, yet too stupid to decide if they want to have sex or not. Come to think of it, if kids are to stupid to make their own choices regarding sex,… Read more »

Today our president said, “these are terrible people” but they stick together. Those who enslave and do so for profit do so at the peril of a republic of free men , women AND children .
They used child rape to sell unfettered gov use of database! Now you children but identity theft protection. What more needs said.

Reason? Machina.

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