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The Call to Lower the Age of Consent in Order to Protect Pedophiles is a Disgrace

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There is a reason why the age of consent is not at 13. It is largely to ward off manipulative and controlling men from young and vulnerable girls. If considered of legal age to engage in sexual activity, a 13-year old would be less likely to make informed choices and be more likely to be pressured and cajoled beyond her own comfort limits.

What makes this suggestion even more astonishing is that it was proposed in order to make legal the alleged actions of possible pedophiles:

The age of consent for sex should be lowered to 13-years-old in a bid to end the ‘persecution of old men’ in the wake of the Savile sex abuse scandal, a top female barrister has argued.

Lawyer Barbara Hewson described the arrests of celebrities such as Rolf Harris, Dave Lee Travis, Jim Davidson and PR guru Max Clifford under Operation Yewtree as a ‘grotesque spectacle’ adding it had ‘nothing to do with justice or the public interest’.

Ms Hewson, a barrister at Hardwicke chambers in London, described the crimes committed by disgraced broadcaster Stuart Hall as ‘low level misdemeanours’ which would not normally be prosecuted.

In an article for online magazine Spiked, Ms Hewson, who specialises in reproductive rights, also calls for the end of anonymity for complainants.

Children’s charity the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) said to hear such ‘outdated and simply ill-informed’ views from a highly-experienced barrister ‘beggars belief’.

Her comments come as Scotland Yard runs Operation Yewtree, an investigation split into three inquiries into allegations involving deceased presenter Jimmy Savile, involving Savile and others and those involving just others.

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One Response to “The Call to Lower the Age of Consent in Order to Protect Pedophiles is a Disgrace”

  1. John Tapscott Says:

    Lower the age of consent? What a stupid idea! Children deserve to have a childhood, free of the pressures of being an adult. Of course they have to grow up but let them have their childhood first. Young children need to be protected from predators, not sold out on the free market. For some young girls, even 16 is too young.

    The same goes for boys.

    Whether we like it or not sex has become a commodity, even within marriage. How can anyone manage a healthy marriage with such a mindset? No wonder many marriages fail.

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