No punishment for man who raped girl, 12 – BBC News
I…. I literally don’t know what to think about this. (The basics: She was 12, told a 19-year-old she was 16, 16 is the age of consent in the UK, he slept with her what he thought was consentually, police/judge/everyone all agreed he couldn’t have guessed her age as she looked so much older, he was discharged)
It’s horrified me. I don’t even know if he can even strictly be blamed if those facts are correct, and that makes me feel terrible, and I don’t know where the 12-year-old is in all this or where the hell her parents are if she’s allowed to wander around at night, and I just. I just nothing.
I hope we raise the age of consent to 18 soon.