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When Does Being "Mature" Count Against Teens? Apparently in a Rape Case

Alessandra Rizzotti

After the suicide of 17-year old rape victim Cherice Morales, the judge on her case determined she was "older than her chronological age" and that her teacher who raped her didn't beat or force her, so he deserved only 30 days in prison. This piece shows no matter how mature a young girl may think she is, proper judgement does not fully form until later on in life, so it's up to men to say "no" to any advances. Should the judge be unseated? I say yes, with my signature on this petition.

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