It's OK to have sex with a 17-year-old, but don't take pics6/24/2012
Hey, good news for all you 32-year-olds who wanna get down with high school chicks: It's tooootally cool. Just don't take any pictures—because then it would obviously be abhorrent child porn. At least according to the Illinois Supreme Court, which upheld this seeming legal paradox when it confirmed a lower court's ruling in the case of Marshall Hollins. The incarcerated man admitted to having sex with his 17-year-old girlfriend, which is legal because 17 is the age of consent in Illinois. However, photographing anyone under age 18 during a sexual act is illegal, so Hollins was convicted on child pornography charges and sentenced to 8 years. We think grown men having sex with teenagers of any age is pretty creepy, but could still we get a little consistency?
What do you think of this legal loophole?