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    Wow what a mess. That poor baby girl.

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    My post was just to show its not that uncommon for young kids to be fathers. Like I said hubby was 14 when his 16 year old girlfriend fell pregnant. Sure she could have been put up for statutory rape but hubby's mum and him agreed he had made an adult choice which resulted in a baby and hubby had to and wanted to step up to his adult responsibilities. Maybe my hubby is in the minority but he put the well being of his daughter first and unlike many teenage fathers he is still a major part in his daughters life. I applaud the boy in this story for wanting to be there for his child.

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    I think the decisions have been fair. The girl should have known she was out of line and should be subject to some punishment.

    At the same time the boy was nearly 16... And probably wasnt distressed when he got his rocks off, so should have to accept some responsibility and pay child support.

    I have a hard time hearing about consensual teenage sexual encounters where there is a 3-5 age gap being referred to as 'rape.'. It's not the same as a woman being forced to have sex against her will or a 6 year old child being abused by a 35 year old adult.
    - willy nilly use of the term rape to describe these teenage cases is demeaning to real rape victims.
    - perhaps a new term/offense needs to be developed

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    If the article is true, they should have no trouble getting custody of the child.

    In the mean time, child support should always be paid. A child deserves, at a minimum, financial support from both parents. Anyone who think it's ok to deny support to a child is selfish. It shows a lack of caring towards younger members of society. I cannot think of a time when not paying would be justifiable if the parent has an income of any sort.

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    My sister in law was 15 when she conceived her son to a much older man. I can just imagine the uproar and the condemnation and the sniggers about teen mums if she decided not to bother paying for her child.

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    So let's flip the story:

    A 15 year old girl falls pregnant to a 19 year old man. The dad takes the baby and claims custody of the baby. He takes the baby to live with his abusive father whilst he fights his statutory rape charge. The 15 year old girl is then forced to pay child support.

    Do you still keep your same replies if this is the scenario?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GluttonForPunishment View Post
    So let's flip the story:

    A 15 year old girl falls pregnant to a 19 year old man. The dad takes the baby and claims custody of the baby. He takes the baby to live with his abusive father whilst he fights his statutory rape charge. The 15 year old girl is then forced to pay child support.

    Do you still keep your same replies if this is the scenario?
    The child deserves to be supported by both parents financially. The 19 year old is facing charges and may go to prison. The 19 year old also lives with abusive people. The 15 year old has supportive parents and is not facing criminal charges. Gender is not a factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by share a book View Post
    If the article is true, they should have no trouble getting custody of the child.

    In the mean time, child support should always be paid. A child deserves, at a minimum, financial support from both parents. Anyone who think it's ok to deny support to a child is selfish. It shows a lack of caring towards younger members of society. I cannot think of a time when not paying would be justifiable if the parent has an income of any sort.
    He is a rape victim. Should rape victims be forced to pay child support?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GluttonForPunishment View Post
    He is a rape victim. Should rape victims be forced to pay child support?
    No offence intended but...Rape victim my @rse.... There is only 4 years age difference and I bet
    He had a smile on his face when he was getting his rocks off.... Society should Save the term rape for when the sex was Non consensual and/or the age gap was much greater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GluttonForPunishment View Post
    He is a rape victim. Should rape victims be forced to pay child support?
    It is not the child's fault. The child should not be punished.


 

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