Brother Abdul Majeed said:Lime said:What are the consequences for the boy that justify 20 years in prison? What she did was wrong but this is draconic. Must be an American thing.
Who knows what the consequences will be down the road? An inability to trust women, a desire for inappropriate sexual relationships, depression, other factors that will come into play?
However, this sentence is how the law should work. The consequences of diddling minors that are in your charge should be the same for both men and women. Justice should be blind.
Whether someone swindles $1000.00 from a millionaire or from an average Joe, the sentence should be the same despite the fact that the consequences to the millionaire will most certainly be less.
Yes could be true, but if I look at manslaughter convictions in Arizona I see 15-20 year sentences. Manslaughter leads to a much bigger trauma in my uneducated opinion (parents losing their child, brothers and sister losing their sibling, etc., compared with your listed potential consequences). That's why we say that it is better in the US to be a serial killer than to have sex with minors (despite how wrong it is, and I understand that being a serial killer is different from manslaughter). This is why I think that 20 years is disproportional. It's just plain weird to me that taking somebody's life could bear a shorter sentence than this case.