Can 12-year-old truly consent to sex? Question stalls Utah bill


Can 12-year-old truly consent to sex? Question stalls Utah bill
  1. Can 12-year-old truly consent to sex? Question stalls Utah bill
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    Arguments about whether a child as young as 12 can truly consent to sex stalled a bill Thursday that seeks to reduce now-severe penalties for willing sex between teenagers. The Utah House Law Enforcement Committee voted to hold HB123 to attempt to work out problems. Its sponsor, Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, said under current law, for example, the only option for prosecuting a 12- and 13-year-old for having willing sex together is to charge both with felony charge of rape of a child — w…
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Arguments about whether a child as young as 12 can truly consent to sex stalled a bill Thursday that seeks to reduce now-severe penalties for willing sex between teenagers.

The Utah House Law Enforcement Committee voted to hold HB123 to attempt to work out problems.

Its sponsor, Rep. Marc Roberts, R-Santaquin, said under current law, for example, the only option for prosecuting a 12- and 13-year-old for having willing sex together is to charge both with felony charge of rape of a child — which would complicate their lives forever.

His bill — recommended by the Utah …

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