Jail term for having sex with girl (16) - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 16, 2009
While, as a father of a young girl myself, I can sympathise completely with the father in this case (what father wouldn't) I can also recall my own youth as a 17th year old with a 16yr old girlfriend.A MAN who was 19 when he had sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old girl will be given an 11-month custodial sentence, a District Court judge said yesterday in Mullingar.
The court heard that the girl’s father had been out looking for her and came upon the couple when they had been together.
Is a custodial sentence really appropriate?
(Before I get neg repped by the likes of JC Skinner.. can I state that I categorically condemn any forms of child abuse)