_Mohamed_ saidhe should be in jail for longer... if the boy wants to experience sexuality, he can find someone to buy him a dildo or a vibrator...
No excuse for him having sex with a grown man - the boy is at the end of his puberty.. geez. it could make him scarred forever... and it may lead to him being depressed.
and before you say anything about double-standard... I believe having sex with a woman at the age of 14 is horrible too.
But why? It happens all the time.. I think its the normal age at which people begin to explore their sexuality. The greeks at that age already had older "partners" to teach them sexual ways. And it still happens a lot this way in the Mediterranean, most notably in North Africa, and also in South East Asia, where younger boys may get involved with older boys or men until they get married
The issue has nothing to do with a 14 year old experimenting with his sexuality. Even if the 14 year old was a willing participant, the reason it is horrible is not only was the other person an ADULT (why would a responsible
adult want sex with someone barely into puberty? That in and of itself is creepy as hell) but also because he was someone in a position of authority (a police officer...who was sworn to uphold the law, including statutory rape
). We can assume at 14 the boy probably had little to no sexual experience to begin with. Furthermore, science has proven that in the teenage brain, the centres for rational thought are the last to develop, so even if he "chose" to have sex with this adult, the adult should have been smart enough not to proceed.
Also, there are a lot of things we don't know: Was there any sort of coersion or intimidation going on based on his position as a police officer? Was this boy isolated/closeted and/or starving for affection? It all sounds very preditory to me. THIS is why it's horrible.