John Stossel brings us a new series on the Age of Consent. Each week he has addressed a specific issue, a video and a written story. Also, don't forget to check the readers' comments as we found that even the well known vigilantes were harassing the commenters with their misconstructions and other nonsense. Finally, it was nice to see commenter telling their stories of how their lives were affected by the registry. So, sit back and enjoy, if new ones are posted we will update:
Age of Consent: Where it all begins.
Sex Abuse Laws: Unintended Consequences? Frank and Nikki Rodriguez are married with four children. He is on the Texas State Sex Offender registry because the couple had sex when he was 19 and she was 15, below the age of consent in the state.
Parents Turn to Police When Daughters Have Sex Mark Putorti called the police when he found out that his daughter Alexis,15, was having sex with her boyfriend. The age of consent in Connecticut is 16 and Alexis' boyfriend was arrested.
Having Sex, Legally: Which Age Is Best? Age of consent laws vary from state to state and from nation to nation.
Double Standard When It Comes to Underage Sex? Although Debra LaFave, Mary Kay LeTourneau and Pamela Rogers were criminally prosecuted, many people view the women's sex crimes very differently than they view similar crimes committed by men.
Sexual Abuse or Harmless Horseplay? Kids Treated Like Cons as Schools Crack Down on Minor Infractions
Sex, Laws and Politicians Eliot Spitzer Is the Latest Example of Politicians Not Practicing What They Preach
Age of Consent: Sex Offender Laws Do tough sex offender laws in states ruin some lives while saving others?
Which Laws Are Necessary for Consenting Adults? 20/20 Is Looking for Interview Subjects for a Future Show
The following from ZMan's YouTube Site
20/20) - Age of Consent - Practice What You Preach
Age of Consent - Sex Laws Gone Too Far
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Age of Consent - Vigilante Justice