He applied for a job at an Ex-pat's pub. Not a very smart move.
Why would God be looking for bar work ?
I thought God was a DJ?
popsider wrote (see)
Why would God be looking for bar work ?
A chance to mix (with) the spirits?
Going back to the original topic...
Is the girl guilty of anything in all of this..? I very much doubt that she is a silly naive 'child'... very foolish and will probably look back on all of this with much embarassment... but she must have known what she was doing and probably wasn't coerced or manipulated etc...
Its a fascinating story, from a legal perspective as much as anything.. I wonder what the Courts will do about it..?
Dark Vader wrote (see)
Going back to the original topic... Is the girl guilty of anything in all of this..? I very much doubt that she is a silly naive 'child'... very foolish and will probably look back on all of this with much embarassment... but she must have known what she was doing and probably wasn't coerced or manipulated etc... Its a fascinating story, from a legal perspective as much as anything.. I wonder what the Courts will do about it..?
She's guilty of being a 15yr old teenage girl and that's about it.
Do you think it's equivalent to the paedophile priests who have made news in recent years then ?
I'm asking you if you think what this guy has done deserves the same level of punishment as a serial paedophile.
Well we don't know for sure he isn't a mass murderer either but let's not throw the key away just yet.
Yes what he has done is illegal - but so are lots of things. Was it wrong - in my eyes yes, deserving of prison - yes - so I'm not pretending this is something that can be ignored. But we don't know he represents a danger to other teenagers and for me anyway he isn't on the face of it deserving of anything like the punishment that a serial paedophile is.
I don't think he's a peodophile, neither do I think he's a well put together person emotionally.
popsider.if he felt that he could not stop himself ......then that indictaes that he is dangerous...........he knew it was wrong and illegal and is an intelligent man who has all the training for these situations.......
but he could not stop himself.............so if the next time he fancies a 13 yr old or a 11 yr old..why will he be able to stop himself anymore than he could this time.........he knew her age.....he hadn't met her in a nightclub in makeup etc and been fooled into thinging she was 19....he saw her ina school uniform......as a pupil.......
i agre not in the same league as a serial paedophile.................but if someone came up and shot one of your kids as they had an urge to shoot someone..........would you say......well they are not in the same league as the serial killers so we should go easy on them
I've got to rush off but I'm not saying we should go easy on him - I'm saying comparing him to a predatory paedophile priest is over the top. I'm not saying he isn't a danger to other teenagers - just that we don't know that he is - what has his previous behaviour been like. Sorry but no time to give a longer response than that or the kids will be late for school !
If he's been persuaded either by lust or as he would have us believe the love of his life to abscond with an underage girl, then he clearly is a danger, ad KK he is a paedophile by that definition.
His internal moral guide is not working correctly, this is a difficult one because how do you differentiate between a girl of 15 yrs and 364 days to one 16 yrs and 1 day? however the line is deliberately drawn to clarify this, and he has crossed the line.
If it were open to debate and the interpretation of the law etc, rich paedophiles would walk, whilst poor ones would feel the full force of the law, at present it should capture most.
Just as a point of fact I don't think being attracted to 15 year olds is technically paedophilia - I AM NOT SAYING IT IS RIGHT - just that it doesn't make him a paedophile - well not according to wikipedia anyway.
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