17-year-old charged with statutory ra...

17-year-old charged with statutory rape in Clay County

There are 50 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Mar 15, 2007, titled 17-year-old charged with statutory rape in Clay County. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

A 17-year-old boy was arraigned today after being charged with statutory rape, according Clay County authorities.

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Tom R

Choctaw, OK

#1 Mar 16, 2007
How does that work? A minor has sex with another minor and is guilty of a sexually related offense? Sounds like something parents should be dealing with and not the police. This kid is going to have to register as a sex offender.
Da Man


#2 Mar 16, 2007
A 17 year old is no longer a minor in the State of Missouri. How old is the other party?
angela thompson

Finchville, KY

#3 Apr 23, 2007
you shoulndt of did that you weirdo
BooMan Wifey

Marietta, GA

#4 Apr 30, 2007
I don't think he should be charged with anything because they're both children and the girl had no problem with it.
Dr Feelgood


#5 Apr 30, 2007
Maybe he should plead guilty by reason of insanity, cause he was CRAZY bout that ass.

Kansas City, MO

#6 Jun 17, 2007
THIS IS just a sign of things to come. The new gestapo government.

Kansas City, MO

#7 Jun 17, 2007
In the State of Missouri, in terms of criminal law (not civil), with the exception of domestic violence assault and a few traffic laws, the age of an adult is 17. Therefore, any person age 17 and over is no longer a juvenile and is charged in Missouri Circuit Court wether it be rape, arson, murder, or manslaughter. These laws are not new and have been this way for many years. Some states are now looking into "Romeo & Juliet" laws that will prevent prosecution if the victim and defendant are within 3 years of age of each other.

Columbia, MO

#8 Jun 18, 2007
If 17 is the legal adult age in Missouri then howcome you can't get an apartment at age 17, rent a hotel, or even apply to get your own driver's license? This is getting a little ridiculous... And very funny Dr. Feelgood...:)

Kansas City, MO

#9 Jun 23, 2007
Nunya- All the things you mentioned are civil and involve entering into contracts and agreements. A driver's license in the State of Missouri is a privlege, not a right, and the legislature can set up licensing regluations how ever they wish. You are an adult at the age of 17 for most CRIMINAL laws (with the exception of domestic violence assault where the legislature made the legal age 18- go figure).

Clovis, NM

#10 Jun 30, 2007
nunya wrote:
If 17 is the legal adult age in Missouri then howcome you can't get an apartment at age 17, rent a hotel, or even apply to get your own driver's license? This is getting a little ridiculous... And very funny Dr. Feelgood...:)
This is the dumbest thing I ever heard! They are in school together! Juniors and Seniors need to have a different school if they can't "interact" with the freshmen and sophmore!
Double Talk

Kansas City, MO

#11 Jul 22, 2007
It is my opinion that criminal and civil laws and/or state regulated contracts need to adhere to the same age limitations. Kids or Adults? Which is it?
Charlie of Kansas City

United States

#12 Jul 23, 2007
WTF is wrong with that kid he must be a weirdo to go and have sex with a 13 year old girl now your telling me a 17 year old man can't go out on the town and find some ass his own age come on looser..... i never had that problem i could see if she was 16 or older kids that young shouldn't be having sex let alone be with a 17 year old kid driving or whatever who let her out of the house anyways she is a kid has anyone seen the movie 13 ???????
church member

Kansas City, MO

#13 Jul 23, 2007
Parents need to change the law, protect your children and grand children. Because this could be someone in your family. Fight together now or by yourself later.

Deerfield, IL

#14 Sep 17, 2007
angela thompson wrote:
you shoulndt of did that you weirdo
Dear Miss Thompson, coming from a kentuckian I find your comment nerving at the least. I would say that you more than likely will find some age gaps in your families pioneer history. Either that or the older guy you wanted blew you off.

Columbia, MO

#15 Sep 24, 2008
I am confused. The Missouri Statue on statutory rape specifically cites the adult age as 21 years of age having sexual intercourse with a person younger than 17. Have I miss read something?

United States

#16 Oct 4, 2008
The law that cites a 21 year old is second degree rape first degree is for anyone over 17 years of age.

United States

#17 Dec 4, 2008
my name is nick and i have actually recently of yesterday been released from jail and been charged with sat rape. im 17 years old, lost my job, been expelled and cant talk to my friends, im not a bad kid, what i did was a mistake and not meaning to, i now am a convicted felon and have to register for the rest of my life, my life is ruined now but there is hope, i am currently as of yesterday (dec 3rd) attemping to have the law rewritten, a 17 year old should not be convicted as at 45 year old in this situation.

United States

#18 Dec 4, 2008
i would really apprciate some help if there any volunteers to help me...

Kansas City, MO

#19 Jan 6, 2009
can anyone help me please?
very worried mom

Cameron, MO

#20 Jan 24, 2009
my son is facing this, and we tried handeling it parent style....it was two stupid teenagers whoms hormones took over. My son may get labeled as a sexual predator for being a teenager, and his life be ruined

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