Okay... how old was the girl? If she was also 10-12 yrs old how many of you can claim you never 'played doctor' with a member of the opposite sex? Hmmm? <br />
It's time we put a little sanity around this issue. <br />
If he forced sexual physical contact on some girl when he was 11 and she was 4 yrs. old... the kid has/had some really serious issues that I don't see putting him in jail 8 years later would solve. He should have been placed into a program of mental health care at that time, but since he wasn't he needs to be now and a thorough analysis done... if after that analysis is complete he is deemed to be a danger of repeating this type of behavior he should be incarcerated. Otherwise, what is gained here by jail time? Is punishing this guy 8 years later going to stop another 11 year old from touching a girl inappropriately?<br />
If he forced sexual physical contact on someone in his own age group (remember we're talking 11 years old here... the beginning of puberty) I think you get both sets of parents involved in discussion with both kids (separately of course... certainly not right to further traumatize the girl) and figure out exactly what happened. Could be similar to the above situation and the kid really requires mental health care.<br />
I'm not trying to defend his behavior in any way, shape, or form. Our children need to understand and respect other people's right to not be touched physically unless they want to be. Seriously, though... think back to 4th and 5th grade... in my school there was a 'dare' amongst the boys to kiss a girl... there was no 'sexual molestation' occurring and I don't think the girls thought about it that way either... for the most part (thank you God for giving me great parents who taught my siblings and I about sex from age 8 on up) most kids have no idea about sex in our country at that age and experimentation is both natural and understandable. I think we put too many 'adult' interpretations on children's actions today and respond in that manner.<br />
Just my two cents of course.
First of all, one must know the laws in that state, and in the particular jurisdiction.<br />
Also, one must find out what the statute of limitations are in same state/jurisdiction.<br />
Not that this in any way makes it right, but hopefully it was an isolated incident. If not, said 19 year old is statistically doomed to re-offend. And, young children anywhere near him, are in grave danger. <br />
He needs help either way.
I agree with engmaticsol. There's no statute of limitations on rape nationwide in the U.S. and yes, he would be tried as a minor because of his age at the time. But I don't know how well it will hold up in court since 8 years has passed before charges were brought against him.
Actually, I believe the statue of limitations on rape is 7 or 8 years, unless that's changed recently. Murder is the only crime without a limit.<br />
Why not erase any doubt and call a lawyer in your area? You wouldn't even have to give them your name or any info, just ask your question.
Lonelyashell, where are you getting your information? Children under the age of 14 are considered not to be old enough to give consent. If a 14 year old had sex with a 2 year old, that would be rape. How can a 2 year old agree to sex? If a child of 14 has sex with a child of 15, that may be something that wouldn't be illegal, but 14 and 2? That is illegal any way you look at it in any state. Look up your facts. Sheesh.
gotta look up sentencing laws in CA. here in WA, juveniles can be and are charged with sex crimes. you really don't want to know what is possible...usually these kids have been victimized themselves, it is a crime that perpetuates itself, very sad
Sorry!....I don't think so!<br />
as a minor at the age of ELEVEN!...Would he know right <br />
from wrong?....Did YOU,at his age?
It depends on how old the girl was at the time of molestation. If it is any more than a 4 yr difference you are accountable for your actions. If this person did molest a young girl when he was 11 it only means he will repeat the crime later. People who do not have the stop mode in their brain, will only latter do it again. They do not have the same makeup as to what we call normal. You have no right to touch any girl who does not understand the implications of your actions. You may have ruined a life.
The problem is how do anyone prove that now -
Yes, because there was never a resolution to the crime regardless of the age of the victim or perpetrator.
Speak to a solicitor.
I would think so.
I really hope this is a real question. But yes you can. Doesn't matter when it happened. If it can be proven. You're booked! If you did it......<br />
*beats you with a billy stick*
idk , but i do know it will eat at his conscience until he tell the girl he supposedly molested he is sorry for what he did. i don't know wheat will happen after you tell her though. that is up to her.
I see, most people answering are sensationalizing this event. The 11 year old boy "Molested the Girl". It was not said, he raped her. This is the age kids experiment and want to know what things look like. Eight years have passed and no one has done anything about it, until now. Why Now???? Is the Boy a Problem? Has he continued to "Molest" young girls? Frankly, I can't see how a prosecutor would present this case. I'm sure memories are weak, and the evidence is gone, for sure. They were both Children. Are children to be held liable for for their actions with they finally grow up? Kids do stupid things. I'm sure, there are some who would want to send this child/boy to the Electric Chair. If they wait 50 more years, they could really ruin his life. If this was Rape, I would be the first to call that child to task, even now. But, I doubt is he could ever be prosecuted. The time to have taken care of this was "Then". I think, spankings were still legal.
Um....I didn't understand the question
To Debra27.<br />
You are Wrong dear.<br />
I was abused at Both of the "christian" boys homes I was in from as young as I can remember, up till about 14 years of age.<br />
As well as the christian foster parents I was "given" to.<br />
I have Never even looked at a young child in a sexual way at all.<br />
I would easily string the bastards up by their dicks until they were dead. DEAD DEAD DEAD !!.<br />
But no doubt babe, if they say a few "hail marys" before they cark it, all will be forgiven by their god.<br />
yes, but difficult to prove in court. He asid she said kinda thing. Below the age of consent, both paries have to be the same age within a few months of each other to not be considered a crime. My friends 4 yr old daughter was molested by her 6 yr old cousin. He was charged as a minor and was convicted. He had to live in a supervised care facility for a period of time and there was a PPO put on him. Funny though, they didn't require or even suggest counseling for him, just her. He had to have learned that behavior somewhere.