The law has provided a line in the sand, and that line is 16.
Even so, what are we to think of these men who pursue young people so fresh out of childhood?
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Those where the days when few were familiar with the word paedophilia, and when the repercussions on a young girl of sleeping with an older man were not much considered, because the welfare of young girls wasn’t considered at all.
Those were the days when men joked about bedding teenagers and the concept of consent was rarely discussed.
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