Even though it never escalated beyond a couple dates, you’d think he was committing a crime by the way everyone was talking about him. We have nearly double the age difference that the first guy and I had, but apart from a few robbing-the-cradle-or-robbing-the-grave jokes, no one really says boo about it.
Less than a year later, I began the relationship with my current boyfriend– at the time, I was 19. I don’t know if it has something to do with our maturity levels, with who he is compared to my previous partner, or if there’s some sort of barrier you pass over when you transform from 18 to 19-years-old where you’ve stopped being barely legal and are no longer interesting.
Your 18-year-old son is dating a 16-year-old female classmate – no big deal, right?
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She claimed it was rape, he claimed it was consensual, and a jury acquitted him of the charges.
However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.