Dating a sophmore
Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.
To most, it is common knowledge that people who have reached the age of majority should not be romantically involved with minors.
According to Hunt, the relationship was consensual and began shortly after Hunt turned eighteen.
According to CNN, Hunt was initially charged with two felony counts of lewd and lascivious battery after her fourteen year old girlfriend’s parents went to the authorities in opposition of the relationship.
What about the freshmen and sophomore students—should they know about the possible consequences of their actions on others, and about their incapacity to consent?
According to those statutes, the fact that a person under the age of sixteen consents to having sexual relations with a person of at least eighteen years of age is not a defense that will be considered when determining the eighteen year old’s guilt.
These may be some of the questions running through the mind of Kaitlyn Hunt as she continues to murk her way through the criminal justice system for engaging in a relationship with her fourteen year old, same sex girlfriend.