Let’s get it straight…. He is guilty of a statutory infringement. The fact that she testified that she didn’t want to but told him she did, well, guess what, that is consent. Without the statutes, he is perfectly innocent. Thus the problem with age of consent. We tell young people that they have the right to say no, but not the right to say yes?
Once the prosecutor said that consent didn’t matter, they should have thrown the case out on a travesty of justice and disbarred that lady. I know I am being a little harsh here, but I hate seeing young peoples lives ruined because they followed their natural hormonal instincts.