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Discussion in 'Personal' started by inky, Mar 3, 2016.

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  1. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    I really don't want to open a can of worms but, however reprehensible his behaviour was, can he truly be called a paedophile? After all, in France, the age of consent is 15.

    Sorry - don't seem to be able to edit the title, which should be THAT, needless to say.
     
  2. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    15?????? Good god.
    But we are not in France and he is a perv.
     
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  3. xena-warrior

    xena-warrior Star commenter

    I agree. A paedophile is attracted to children, not post-pubescent young women. He knowingly broke the laws regarding age of consent and grooming and should be punished for that, but that doesn't make him a paedophile.
     
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  4. Billie73

    Billie73 Occasional commenter

    I think technically he's a hebephile. I saw it on criminal minds.
     
  5. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Paedophile is the wrong term. But his actions were still criminal.
     
  6. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    She was a child in a vulnerable situation and he sexually abused her. You're opening a can of worms.
     
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  7. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    Then Good. Maybe it ought to be opened.
     
  8. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    She was apparently obsessed with him. He was her favourite footballer. The role of the football club is now in question, in terms of what they knew , yet still permitted him to play for a number of weeks.
     
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  9. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    So that his reputation can be restored? That seems a strange priority in the circumstances.
     
  10. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    What age differenoe should warrant criminal proceedings when the younger person is fifteen?

    I lost my virginity to an 18-yr-old when I was fifteen. That was back in 1969. Oh, the fuss.
     
  11. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    And he was an adult and she wasn't

    The club states that as far as they knew he was going to contest the claims and plead innocent.
    When he didn't they acted immediately
     
  12. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    She was 15, he was 28. She was below the age of consent and he knew that. That's what warrants criminal proceedings.
     
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  13. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    I think there are so called 'romeo and juliet' considerations that are taken into account in cases of statutory rape where the ages are relatively close. I'd look it up but I'm a bit drunk. Sorry.
     
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  14. inky

    inky Lead commenter

    No. You are mistaken. She was fifteen.
     
  15. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    ephebophile
     
  16. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Sex Offender will do
     
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  17. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    But according to the police, the club did know. And they continued to pay him £60,000 per week for some weeks.

    Yes, he is an adult, an arrogant adult by his own admission and yes, she is under the age of consent. Therefore he is a sex offender.
     
  18. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    They knew of the charges but the latest quote from the detective involved most has just been shown on local BBC news (Look North)and she says that not all details were divulged to the club at that time.
    Shall I try to look up the link?
     
  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

  20. Billie73

    Billie73 Occasional commenter

    Oh right. Sorry.
     
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