In Saudi Arabia the age of consent is 8 but obviously that doesn't make it any more OK. 16 years old is still a child in so many ways. What can a forty something year old do with a 16 year old anyways, besides have sex? I realize it’s the age of consent in many places but it should have limits. For instance, where I'm from it's illegal for an adult in a position of trust or authority to engage in a sexual relationship with a person under the age of 18. It is rightfully considered sexual exploitation of a child. As the girl's lawyer, he worked to emancipate her from her parents and then turned around and took advantage of the situation by having sex with her so it fits the definition of sexual exploitation. That said, he is not where I'm from. It saddens me that there are legal jurisdictions in the so-called modern world that don’t see anything wrong with this sort of behaviour.
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