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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?
 

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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???? :eek: 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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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

United States: varies from state to state, usually between 16 and 18; some states forbid homosexual acts entirely, however such laws have been declared unconstitutional in Lawrence v. Texas. Federal law forbids crossing state lines or international borders with the intent of having sex with a person who is under 16 and at least 4 years younger than the perpetrator (18 U.S.C. 2243, 18 U.S.C. 2423)
 

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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.

But don't let details or facts get in your way.
 

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TeeRexx said:
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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Yeah I remember that thing with Kournikova around the US Open..Fedorov is 10 years older than her.

btw the age of consent for Canada is 14..although I think they are trying to make it higher. Most people here are surprised that it's 14 :eek:
 

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Yeah I remember that thing with Kournikova around the US Open..Fedorov is 10 years older than her.

btw the age of consent for Canada is 14..although I think they are trying to make it higher. Most people here are surprised that it's 14 :eek:
Why make it higher when generally speaking teenagers are maturing earlier and have sex at an earlier age than a few decades ago?
 

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Hong Kong: gay 21, lesbian unknown, heterosexual females 16, heterosexual males 18

how they gonna work that one out ??? :lol: :lol:
 

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Josh Salah al-Din said:
Why make it higher when generally speaking teenagers are maturing earlier and have sex at an earlier age than a few decades ago?
Cause some people feel that 14 is too young..if you look at the world in general 14 is a very young age of consent. Most countries are around 16-17..pretty much all of the US is 16 or higher and alot of european countries as well.
 
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