Reply To: Judicial courage in the face of Colorado’s Lifetime Act

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Brandan Strickland

I have a question that doesn’t neccesarilly tie into this but I would like to know the answer to: If a man has sex with a girl who lied about her age and the man goes to jail and become a sex offender, is that the government saying rape by deception is ok? After all, if the girl lied about her age and said she was of legal consenting age, she’s lying, like in the Zach Anderson case. I’m not saying that the girl should necessarily be treated as a rapist, but it’s still something that bugs me.