I am a 38 year old female who is dating a 19 year old guy.I constantly analyze myself and worry that I am going to lose him.It never intended to make sex with a 17 year old a registerable offense (regardless of the circumstances) when sex with a 14 year old might not be.In other words, it never intended to discourage sex with 17 year olds more than it discouraged sex with 14 year olds.We got along great and the age difference wasn't an issue for either of us. I feel ready for a lifelong, committed relationship. We are both quite spiritual in a very non religious way and work together in that way quite beautifully.I was several years older than 19, but, I don't regret or think I lost anything in the period of our time together. We don't look physically or energetically like there's an age gap. I don't want to be a casuality in his love life since he is so young It was the same for us at the time.We are very happy and natural together when I let it flow. Years back, I dated a woman that was 12 years older than me.We talk about a serious future together as we have very compatible life goals, but I worry him being with me is stopping him from experiencing other people and happiness in his life. It was a serious relationship which lasted just over 5 years.
Sex with someone 14 or 15 was a felony, Rape in the 3rd degree.
Moreover, if less than 5 years between the 19 year old and the 14 year old (even if just a day), the 19 year old might not have to register as a sex offender. One thing that did happen is that years later, the Court of Appeals held that making the crime seriousness of Sex Abuse II a level 7 when sex with a 14 year old was only a 6 was a violation of the constitutional guarantee against disproportionality (Article I, section 16). Ofodrinwa is a case in which the defendant argues that Stamper was wrong.
The state is appealing that ruling to the Oregon Supreme Court, which has put the issue on abeyance while it decides St v. In other words, the defendant in Ofodrinwa is arguing that the Oregon legislature never intended to make the punishment for sex with a 17 year old more serious than sex with a 14 year old.
Well, that's what the Oregon Supreme Court is trying to decide. -- are designed to discourage certain activities: drunk driving, theft, murder.
The greater the penalty, the greater the discouragement, which is why you're hearing about legislative attempts to increase the penalties for drunk driving.
Sex abuse in the 2nd Degree was defined as sex with someone who didn't consent.