#1
Okay, this situation has been on my mind for a while and I'm curious what you people think of this.

My friend,Josh is physically 21, but he suffers from sever Asperger syndrome, and Dyslexia( though that plays a slight part in it) he's mentally about 16.

Doctors and his parents kept him in back, so he's a junior, he interacts with people of this age everyday, and to him he is 16, also looks the age as well.

Now, he has a Girlfriend now, this is were I start to worry for him. since the 21/16 age gap. by law he's a Pedo, but given how he is, do you guys see this as wrong? Should physical age carry above legitimate mental age set backs, Asperger's, Down syndrome etc? I'm not saying some guy off the streets says he's mentally 17 to get with a girl.
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#2
Mental age/physical age * 100 = IQ

or at least it used to.

And IQ shouldn't have anything to do with rape.
But the actual age difference isn't that bad, it's only illegal if someone reports them to the police.
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#3
Quote by Sinister Waffle
since the 21/16 age gap. by law he's a Pedo, but given how he is, do you guys see this as wrong?


No, he's not. Do some research into the meaning of the terms you use.
#4
well since hes in the same grade as her and all and he hangs out with people that are 16 it should be cool. only a dousche would report that
#5
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since the 21/16 age gap. by law he's a Pedo.


Pedophile is an adult who has sexual(and maybe more) feelings for a minor. The reason you think it's illegal is because the age of 18 is given boundry to adulthood according to the law.

But we really can't cal your friend an adult can we?? even if he gets sued, the court system will probably do nothing
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well since hes in the same grade as her and all and he hangs out with people that are 16 it should be cool. only a dousche would report that

I think it's an adult that would most likely report it.
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I believe there's special rules for mentally disabled people.
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#8
Assuming your friend also lives in Massachusetts, he should be okay in a legal sense as the age of consent there is 16.
#9
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No, he's not. Do some research into the meaning of the terms you use.


If they were to do anything consensual, he would be. its relativity known that sex with a person <18 is an offense, and you must register as a Sex offender as well as a fine and possible jail time, and people on the internet call Sex offenders Pedos.
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#10
It isn´t very bad, but mentally disabled people don't grow mentally, they have a limit, so the problems will show up in some years...
#11
You both must be in special ed together as well cause you don't seem to smart either lol, other than that he's not a pedo, a pedo is someone attracted to children not young adults, a 16 yr old girl probably has a nice set of breasts and some butt at that, not pedo material . Other than that your friend should be fine unless a teacher gets a serious bug up his/her ass and wants to **** with an autistic kid
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Pedophile is an adult who has sexual(and maybe more) feelings for a minor. The reason you think it's illegal is because the age of 18 is given boundry to adulthood according to the law.


A pedophile is an adult who is sexual attracted to prepubescent children. 16 is not prepubescent.
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Assuming your friend also lives in Massachusetts, he should be okay in a legal sense as the age of consent there is 16.


Actually he moved to Connecticut, were no one knows about this. and From what I get in Conn, the law states the age is 16, unless a person is 20 and above, in which its 18.

What I'm worried about is by law what his age would be. but this also makes a interesting debate for what the age to follow laws are set by.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pedophilia

for all those confused. you can be 16 and be a pedophile.
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You both must be in special ed together as well cause you don't seem to smart either lol, other than that he's not a pedo, a pedo is someone attracted to children not young adults, a 16 yr old girl probably has a nice set of breasts and some butt at that, not pedo material . Other than that your friend should be fine unless a teacher gets a serious bug up his/her ass and wants to **** with an autistic kid



I agree, but I'm going by laws here, correct me if I'm wrong, but sex with a minor, puts you as a Pedophile in the governments eyes. I know I had poor word choice, but yet again this is the internet.
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I dont think its wrong. Anyone who reports him is a jerk. If he is mentally at that age level, hes in her grade, and technically hes as mature as a 16 year old would be at the time, then I see no problem. Unless someone presses charges, but even then, he has a really good defense. So I wouldnt be worried.
#18
Everyone seems to agree that we should treat people based on mental age and not physical age. So why the hell couldn't I get a driver's license till I was 16, but not 15 and 364 days?
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I agree, but I'm going by laws here, correct me if I'm wrong, but sex with a minor, puts you as a Pedophile in the governments eyes. I know I had poor word choice, but yet again this is the internet.


Which is why you don't share your sexual escapades with the government. At 16 one can legally operate a motor-vehicle, which is much more responsibility than protected intercourse (let alone non-penetrative sex).

The laws on age of consent and child pornography are antiquated. I don't need to tell anyone how ridiculous it is that a person 18 years of age in possession of nude photos of their 17 year old significant other could be charged with child pornography.

As long as he and his girlfriend are both consenting there's really no problem in my eyes. Again, they should just keep their private matters to themselves.
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Which is why you don't share your sexual escapades with the government. At 16 one can legally operate a motor-vehicle, which is much more responsibility than protected intercourse (let alone non-penetrative sex).

The laws on age of consent and child pornography are antiquated. I don't need to tell anyone how ridiculous it is that a person 18 years of age in possession of nude photos of their 17 year old significant other could be charged with child pornography.

As long as he and his girlfriend are both consenting there's really no problem in my eyes. Again, they should just keep their private matters to themselves.



I agree with everything you said, but from what he's told me, her parents hate him with a burning passion, so I wouldn't be surprised if they tried the rape card.
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#21
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I agree with everything you said, but from what he's told me, her parents hate him with a burning passion, so I wouldn't be surprised if they tried the rape card.


Don't let 'em find out. Tell them to do their business at his house when his parents aren't home.