Dr. Helen

USA Today Column on How the Law Punishes Boys

I have an article in USA Today entitled “How the law punishes boys who are raped: Column”:

Imagine that your 14-year-old daughter engaged in sex with the 20-year-old man down the street. Anger would hardly begin to describe your feelings, but then imagine how you and your daughter would feel if she became pregnant and the man who abused her got custody of the child and your daughter had to pay him child support for the next 18 years.

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