18-year-old faces sex charges involvi...

18-year-old faces sex charges involving girl, 14

There are 77 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from May 16, 2007, titled 18-year-old faces sex charges involving girl, 14. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

A Noblesville man has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Benjamin Trebing, 18, faces one count of sexual misconduct with a minor, a Class C felony.

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Dan

Fort Thomas, KY

#1 May 16, 2007
This is pretty rediculous. Ben is a great guy, and since these parents daughter obviously is promiscuous, they shouldn't take it out on Ben. She said it was consensual, so really I think that him being charged with rape, or sex with a minor and having 2-8 years in jail because these parents can't keep their daughter in control is rediculous.
raja

Kolkata, India

#4 May 17, 2007
I want look u.
raja

Kolkata, India

#5 May 17, 2007
It's good to see that the Catholic Church has learned humility from 50 years of a constantly-shrinking flock. Perhaps holding "church doctrine" over the heads of the faithful as a sword to intimidate them into submission isn't as effective as it used to be. Well, you guys sure rocked during the Inquisition, but times change, eh? I'll bet my bottom dollar that if the church stopped claiming to have a hotline to God's inner mind, they might fare a bit better in the marketplace for people's souls and offerings.
raj _

India

#11 May 23, 2007
no.
Kyle

United States

#12 May 25, 2007
Oh, yay! Another story about how incompetent parents seek help from the state to keep their child in check because they're incapable of doing it themselves. If you disagree with the actions that your child is taking, then you, as a parent, need to step up and take care of your child. Don't use the state to punish the actions of others because you're too fucking stupid and lazy to control your own child.
rahulkumar

India

#13 May 25, 2007
hi,
iam rahul iam working form ge

“What would Harry Potter do?”

Since: Mar 07

Northside

#15 May 25, 2007
Dan wrote:
This is pretty rediculous. Ben is a great guy, and since these parents daughter obviously is promiscuous, they shouldn't take it out on Ben. She said it was consensual, so really I think that him being charged with rape, or sex with a minor and having 2-8 years in jail because these parents can't keep their daughter in control is rediculous.
Well then call it being put in jail for not controlling himself. A law is a law. DOn't do the crime if you can't do the time.
Just a thought

Calvert City, KY

#16 May 25, 2007
He may be a great guy I do not know him. Did he know her age? If so he was taking his fate in his own hands.He knew could get in trouble. But what I am confused about is why is everyone calling her names she stood up and said I wanted to do this,even though the law says she is too young. Which if you ask me she is and just as easy he could have said no. He didn't have to take what a child was offering him. If he is a great guy than he should have had no problem being with a girl his age right? Why condem just the girl.
Colin

Billings, MT

#17 May 25, 2007
I don't get this...an 18 year old can get a prison sentence for having consensual with a 14 year old, yet 25 year old women have 60 year old men all the time...and thats a 35 year gap...wtf

“What would Harry Potter do?”

Since: Mar 07

Northside

#19 May 25, 2007
Colin wrote:
I don't get this...an 18 year old can get a prison sentence for having consensual with a 14 year old, yet 25 year old women have 60 year old men all the time...and thats a 35 year gap...wtf
The legal age of consent is 16, so by law you can not have sex with anyone under that age, or it is statutory rape, unless parents give their consent. Obvioiusly these parents didn't.
Just a thought

Calvert City, KY

#20 May 25, 2007
The reason is that the state has set forth a law to protect children from being pressured by an adult to have sex and in IN that is 16. It is not the gap but the age. Had she been 16 than this would not be an issue.
ruthless gizzle

Minneapolis, MN

#21 May 28, 2007
WELL HE SHOULD HAVE HAD A LITTLE MORE CONTROL OF HIMSELF BUT ON THE OTHER HAND
THE PARENTS ARE KIND OF LAME FOR THE FACT
THEY ARE GOING TO LEAVE THEIR DAUGHTER WITH THE GUILT OF KNOWING SHE PROBABLY TOTALLY SEDUCED HIM AND HAD FEELINGS FOR HIM AND BECAUSE OF HER ACTIONS AS WELL AS HIS HE
IS GOING TO BE IN PRISON FOR A WHILE AND LABEL A SEX OFFENDER.
Farah

United States

#23 Jul 2, 2007
this is stupid..they need to let him out of prison b/c he doesnt deserve to be there. Ben would hurt a fly..he one of the sweetest guys i have ever met..the girl is obviously the ridiculous one...she is fourteen and she snuck out- she knew what she was getting herself into.
Medea

Indianapolis, IN

#25 Jul 2, 2007
Ben may be the nicest guy in the world, but it looks like he'll just be the nicest guy in jail for awhile.

Ben is 18 years old. He is an adult. Therefore, he is responsible for his own actions, and he is responsible for knowing the law.

The girl is a minor. This means that her parents are responsible for her actions, as well as her well-being.

An 18 year old has NO reason to have sex with a 14 year old. You "friends" of Ben need to educate yourselves on the laws, and also get your head out of the middle ages. A girl dressing or acting in a seductive manner does not magically make a man's pants fly off and make him have sex with her.

Ben is an adult. Ben chose to break the law. And therefore, Ben chose to face the possibility of jail time. Unfortunately for him, he got caught and has to bear responsibility for his actions.

Since: Jun 07

Edinburgh

#26 Jul 2, 2007
Medea wrote:
Ben may be the nicest guy in the world, but it looks like he'll just be the nicest guy in jail for awhile.
Ben is 18 years old. He is an adult. Therefore, he is responsible for his own actions, and he is responsible for knowing the law.
The girl is a minor. This means that her parents are responsible for her actions, as well as her well-being.
An 18 year old has NO reason to have sex with a 14 year old. You "friends" of Ben need to educate yourselves on the laws, and also get your head out of the middle ages. A girl dressing or acting in a seductive manner does not magically make a man's pants fly off and make him have sex with her.
Ben is an adult. Ben chose to break the law. And therefore, Ben chose to face the possibility of jail time. Unfortunately for him, he got caught and has to bear responsibility for his actions.
Correct.

“mm hum.”

Since: Jul 07

Arcadia, IN

#27 Jul 3, 2007
raja wrote:
I want look u.
what?
local

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Jul 3, 2007
Funny a few days a go ,everyone was whining about how awful it was that someone in georgia was in prison for the same crime and how he should be released.

Since: Jun 07

Edinburgh

#30 Jul 3, 2007
WOODERSON wrote:
That's the great thing about high school girls...you keep gettin older and they stay the same age
Gotta love "Dazed and Confused"
amrnaity

Alexandria, Egypt

#31 Aug 1, 2007
thanxs
amrnaity

Alexandria, Egypt

#32 Aug 1, 2007
thanx

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