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Rape Charge Dropped After Accuser Commits Suicide

A stuffed animal memorial is shown at the home of Samantha Kelly in Huron Township, Mich. Credit: AP
HURON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had accus...
Samantha Kelly endured merciless taunting from classmates after they learned that the high school freshman had accused a senior of rape.

Teen Sex Crimes: What's Love Got to Do With It?

It's a case of "I love ... eeeew!" When a boy just a few months shy of being a legal adult is having sex with a 12-year-old girl, the two of them may think it's true love. The rest of society thinks it's creepy. That's why it's against the law. ...

Teenage Sex Case Leads to Impassioned Legal Crusade

Two Oregon teenagers had consensual sex in 2006. But what makes that news is one of them was 18, one of them was 15, and their story might -- just might -- be heading to the U.S. Supreme Court. If it gets there, justices could dramatically chang...

Man Sells Daughter For Meat

Times are tough, my friends, but not this tough. A Greenfield, Calif. man allegedly sold his 14-year-old daughter into marriage in exchange for cash and -- get this -- meat. The man supposedly bartered the girl for $16,000, 100 cases of beer and s...

Thirteen-year-old girl is both victim and perp

In most criminal cases, you have a victim and you have a perpetrator. The criminal and the one upon whom the crime was visited. The purse snatcher and the purse's owner. The shooter and the deceased. The rapist and the raped. In Utah, however, it see...

Teens ignorant of sex laws

What's the one thing teenage boys want more than anything? Teenage girls, of course. The thing is, whether you're an old man like me or a high school senior, those teenage girls are very much off limits. Genarlow Wilson found that out the hard way --...

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