One of the hardest tasks I have faced is making decisions in cases that involve victimized youth.
I know that judges around the country (many of whom are parents) also are deeply concerned about making the right decision in cases that involve teen survivors.
Even the girl's mother admitted in court that her daughter lied about her age, USA Today notes.
They included children who were both male and female, heterosexual and LGBTQ, and from every ethnic background imaginable.
It was, and is, very sad to me that while these children are supposed to be focusing on the challenge of adolescence, they were instead grappling with the violence caused by their partners.
In short order, Anderson found himself charged with statutory rape in Michigan, where the age of consent is 16.
Recently, he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sex offense, hoping for probation.
Last week, the NCJFCJ published their first article in the series, “8 Things Judges Need to Know About Teen Dating Violence.” This post, written by the Honorable Willie J.
Lovett, Jr., Presiding Judge, Fulton County Juvenile Court, is a follow-up to that article.
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It was only after the two met in person and had sex late last year that Anderson found out the truth: The girl was only 14.
Worse, her Michigan mother called police when she stayed out all night.
I agree with Judge Murray’s assessment that cases involving teen dating violence are among the toughest cases coming before juvenile and family court judges.