I stumbled across this article a few minutes ago:
A 15-year-old Paradis girl has been arrested after allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with five boys under the age of 11, according to the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The girl was arrested Monday after she allegedly showed up at a party at the home of one of the victims, where the assault occurred on Nov. 14.
The girl, whose identity is being withheld because of her age, was booked with three counts of aggravated rape and five counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office said the aggravated rape counts stemmed from the ages of three of the victims and that there was no indication that there was violence involved.
The girl was later released into the custody of her parents.
The mother of one of the victims contacted the Sheriff’s Office after hearing about the incident.
There is a bit of similarity with this case and the recent case of an 11-year-old girl accusing three boys of rape. It is possible that the sex was consensual and that the issue here is more of one of legality rather than threat. However, given the girl’s age in this case, 15-years-old, it is highly improbable that her actions stem from simple childish interest. At 15 she would very well know that having sex with a boy under 11 is wrong, illegal and rape. At 15, her actions could be considered the beginning of a pedophilic interest in prepubescent boys.
Interestingly, despite being charged with the rape of three boys under 11, the girl was released to her parents. The three boys in Georgia remain locked in “detention,” which is just a politically correct word for juvenile jail, despite being 9 and 8-years-old and despite that two of the boys never actually touched the accuser. They are in jail, but a 15-year-old girl who decided to have sex with boys 10-years-old and under is free.
Not only that, but girl was not arrested until this past Monday, November 26th. Based on the phrasing in the article, it sounds as if the police were aware of the incident directly following it on November 14th. So this girl was left to do whatever she wanted for almost two weeks, including going to a party at the house of one of the boys she is accused of raping.
That said, the Louisiana aggravated rape law is one of the most insane I have ever seen. The charge carries a default mandatory life sentence with no parole. The girl’s identity is being protected because of her age, but that does not mean she is not necessarily charged as an adult. But even if charged as a juvenile, the mandatory sentence would still stand and she would be sentenced to remain incarcerated until 21. Even if the boys involved are quite young, that is still a ridiculous sentence given that there is no means of lessening it while maintaining the serious charge. So unless the prosecutors accept a plea deal for a lesser charge, this girl could be sentenced to 7 years or life without parole, if charged as an adult, mandatory.