Yesterday I was skimmed a front page article of a local newspaper while waiting for a buddy of mine to get off of work. The basic jist of the article was that a study done by the University of New Hampshire has just released a study that debunks some common stereotypes of sex offendors.
1.) "Sex Offenders will have sex with any age." They found that most would only go as young as 13, and were normally searching for those in a more mid-teen range.
2.) "Sex Offenders conceal their age, identity, and intentions." They found that almost every one of them told the teens straight up who they were, their age, and their intentions.
In my state, the age of consent is 16, I was told that in Arkansas it was 12, and I know in many states it is 18.
Any opinions on what this might mean for consent laws and the way "sex offenders" treated? Also, should receiving a BJ at a party from a 15 year old when you're over 17 result in a hefty prison sentence as well as having to register with the town police and practically have a sign on your house?