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Tennis players raped?

In the U.S., at this time, a potential blockbuster case is brewing over the charges of a woman claiming to have been raped by basketball player, Kobe Bryant.

So I wondered, are there statuory rape laws outside of the U.S.?
Anna Kournikova was having sex with 28+ year old men between the ages of 16-18 and no one seemed to car, including her parents.

Kim Clijsters was doing it with Hewitt when she was 17 and not a single protest was brought.

In real life the sex partners of those girls would have been jailed.
Is there a hidden double standard for famous women, in that they are not considered rape victims as other girls in the America?

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In Russia you're legal when your 15, and I think in Belgian since your 16. Whats the age of concent in America?

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in America, the age of consent varies by state but the average is 16, the lowest being 10 and the highest being 18.

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10???? what state is that???

here in cali, it's 18
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10? LMFAO wheres taht?

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10???? what state is that???

here in cali, it's 18
Think it's Delaware.

Up to the mid-1970's, their age of 'consent', was 7.

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The legal age of consent in most of the U.S is 18, unless one has a declaration from the courts giving one that right at no less than 16.

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10 is inaccurate. Delaware is 16/18 male to female.
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So where is this 10 one, or is it just like, you cant have oral sex in such and such a state though no-one ever remebers which state or how its enforced.

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the age of ten was like in some northern state, I want to say north dakota but this was back in '96. I've yet to care enough to look up if they still have this rule.

go here for more info: http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_of_consent

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In Belgium I think it's 16, or is it 14 now? I'm not sure

Maybe it's in the Netherlands that the limit is 14...
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You become an adult at 18 - age of consent varies, and in most places it's irrelevant if your partner is also under that age (which is why teenagers don't tend to get prosecuted for having sex, and why Kim and Lleyton wouldn't be an issue)

Kournikova was rumored to have skipped the USO one year when local DA made noise about possible arresting her SO for statutory.

And in both cases, the relationships are/were consensual, which is NOT what is being alleged about Bryant's relationship with his accuser.

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In the U.S., at this time, a potential blockbuster case is brewing over the charges of a woman claiming to have been raped by basketball player, Kobe Bryant.

So I wondered, are there statuory rape laws outside of the U.S.?
Anna Kournikova was having sex with 28+ year old men between the ages of 16-18 and no one seemed to car, including her parents.

Kim Clijsters was doing it with Hewitt when she was 17 and not a single protest was brought.

In real life the sex partners of those girls would have been jailed.
Is there a hidden double standard for famous women, in that they are not considered rape victims as other girls in the America?
I am curious to know what is your proof that Anna and Kim were sleeping with their partners at these ages? Were you actually with them at the time?

Ages of consent wildly differ around the world, USA is very very strict I think, most of Europe is 16. I do not see a problem 16 plus. In the UK there have been many cases of underage sex, it goes on all the time. If the girl gets pregnant the bloke is hardly ever jailed or punished in any way. In some cases an older teacher has carried on with an underage student and no action is taken in most of these cases. It's stupid really cos if there are laws then they should really be stuck to.

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