It’s probably true but it’s no excuse in the case.
It doesn’t excuse the old pervert at all. Throw the book at him.
OTOH, there should be some way of imposing legal sanctions on underage girls who aggressively solicit. Same deal with teenage boys who hop in bed with their 30 something female teachers. Throw the book at the teachers; they’re supposed to be adults and know better. But the boys aren’t exactly innocent either.
Back in my day, guys in the locker room.called young girls jailbait, and it was meant that you leave girls so young alone. Regardless of how mature someone may seem for their she, it’s still up to the adult man to make sure things don’t get out of hand.
You know, it’s crap like this that
gives pedophilia a bad name!
Correct. It should be strict liability anyway, with the minimum sentencing spelled out in statute. Stupid judge. Should never had said that.