Reading the court reports, you have to pinch yourself to remember who is the victim here. Which does raise the question of who, exactly, was vulnerable to whom. This is the sort of story that makes one weary, deep down in the bones: oh Lord, not this again. So much for training judges to discard the victim-blaming myths with which they may have grown up; so much, arguably, for trying to diversify the judiciary when this verdict was handed down by a female judge, Joanna Greenberg QC. The only bright spot is the flurry of complaints it has attracted, although it emerged yesterday that the attorney general is powerless to refer the sentence for review despite complaints that it was too lenient Kerner was convicted on two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust, but received a suspended sentence. It is acting on desire, rather than merely feeling it, which is criminal — and any teacher prepared to break the law for a fumble behind the bike sheds should be nowhere near a classroom.
A teacher has sex with a 16-year-old girl, and he is a victim? Please
Is 16 right age for girl to consent to sex, questions court | Hindustan Times
Can a year-old girl be considered "mentally and physically fit" to give consent for sex? A judge of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has questioned the provisions of an law that permits this while terming it as "outdated and invalid". Justice V D Chaturvedi has shot off notices to both the union and the state governments for taking a fresh look at the law, which he says was designed to suit the then British rulers. The issue came up before the court on Friday in the case of an appeal by a man convicted of raping a year-old girl.
Is 16 right age for girl to consent to sex, questions court
A Wisconsin woman has been imprisoned for sex trafficking a year-old girl in Iowa and Nebraska. Federal prosecutors say year-old Brooklyn Pohl was given 10 years at her sentencing Friday in Omaha. The prosecutors say officers made contact in November with the girl at a truck stop in the Omaha suburb of Gretna. Investigators learned that Pohl and the girl had traveled from Illinois through Iowa into Nebraska.
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