Discussion of Sexual Violence in our Culture



As the courts begin to grapple with the rape charges against two high-school students in Steubenville, what are the trends in youth sexual violence and what do they tell us going forward?


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  • Mtfarmer

    My son was 15 when he got up at night to go in the room where his sister and a friend were sleeping.  He touched the friend’s breast.  He is on the Asperger’s spectrum, but high functioning.   The girl was only 12, so he is being prosecuted as a sex offender.  He (and our whole family) have been trying to negotiate the system for two years now. This compares to the extreme forms of “zero tolerance” we see when an elementary student brings a butter knife to school.