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A hypothetical situation: a 15 year old girl sextexts a 17 year old boy and others find out. The girl is charged with distributing and the boy with having child pornography. Both can be charged and tried as adults. Is there a real case of cognitive dissonance here? Or just plain stupidity?
This is why the girls are often not tried as adults while the boy is, after all the prosecutor would face the inevitable question: if they’re both adults, where’s the crime?
Oh, and Radley, congratulations. It was a good article and it was at least recognized somewhere.