This seems like a good topic for a Sunday discussion. He was 20, and had consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl.
I’d guess most (but perhaps not all) readers of this site would agree that lifelong sex offender status for this guy is absurd. Assuming he’s telling his entire history, he’s hardly a predator. Still, 20-15 seems to at least to stretch the bounds of the Romeo-Juliet scenario. And I’d imagine if I were the father of a 15-year-old girl, and learned she’d just had sex with a 20-year-old man, I’d probably feel like my daughter had been taken advantage of.
So should this be a crime? If so, what should the punishment be? If not, what sorts of age cutoffs would you apply, and where?