14 year old is raped by teacher who gets 30 day sentence. She kills herself before 17th birthday. Read article…
the victim was “older than her chronological age” and “as much in control of the situation” as her teacher.
while a 14-year-old “obviously” cannot consent, “I think that people have in mind that this was some violent, forcible, horrible rape.… It was horrible enough as it is just given her age, but it wasn’t this forcible beat-up rape.”
Under Montana state law, minors under the age of 16 cannot consent to sex.
“I don’t believe in justice anymore,” Hanlon said in a statement. “She wasn’t even old enough to get a driver’s license.”
“Judges should be protecting our most vulnerable children … not enabling rapists by placing blame on victims,” she said.