Eddie wrote:
Thought I'd post these interesting facts about California and their perv problem.
WHY SO MUCH ATTENTION TO STATUTORY RAPE?
California has the highest teen birth rate in the U.S.
Every 8 minutes, a teenager in California has a baby.
3 of 4 births to High School girls are fathered by adults.
Men over 25 account for twice as many teen births as boys under 18 years old.
The Average Age difference between the teen victim and the adult defendant in cases filed by the District Attorney is 7years 9months.
Men over 20 are responsible for 5 times as many births among junior high school girls.
In California almost 70% of teen births are fathered by adult men.
On an average California day 76 teenage girls, 17 & younger, will give birth.
In Stanislaus County over 6% of teenage girls will give birth in any given year.
In 1993 1,572 births in California were to mothers 14 years or younger.
The rate of sexually transmitted disease among teenage girls is twice that of teenage boys.
This all translates into a tremendous drain in our welfare and medical resources statewide.
AFDC and Medi-Cal costs for 1 teen pregnancy, birth and 1st year support is $10,000.
Total costs for teen births to those 17 and younger in 1993 for California were $140 million.
WOW !!!