In the Matter of Judge Roy Moore, This Is Not A Defense

...But it is something to think about....

Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent to sexual activity  and/or sexual intercourse  ranges from 16 to 18 years old. In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other.

 In Alabama, an individual 19 years old or older who has sexual contact with someone who is younger than 16 but older than 12 has committed sexual abuse.

Individuals aged 15 or younger in Alabama are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape and/or sexual abuse.

Currently, the age of consent to sexual intercourse in Alabama is 16.

Currently, the age of consent to marriage with parental permission is 16.

Currently, the age of consent to marry without parental permission is18.


Judge Moore's contention that "he never dated a teenaged girl without her mother's consent" would be viewed as an "affirmative defense" in any criminal proceeding brought against him prior to the tolling of the applicable statutes of limitations.

That would not make what he's been accused of right, but it would mean that what he did wasn't illegal.

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old and Moore was 32 at the time the incident involving her and Moore occurred.

(Leigh Corfman(L) and her mother at age 14, 1979)

If her allegations are true, no one doubts that they are,  Moore could have been found guilty of statutory rape at the very least...

(This revision is the result of the comment by Amy,  which appears in the thread here....)

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Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on November 23, 2017 at 12:48pm

 In Alabama, an individual 19 years old or older who has sexual contact with someone who is younger than 16 but older than 12 has committed sexual abuse.

Individuals aged 15 or younger in Alabama are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape and/or sexual abuse.

Roy Moore was 32 years old.  Leigh Corfman was 14 years old.  How in the name of hell could what he did not be illegal?

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/11/20/roy-moore-accuser-lei...

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-42054780

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/woman-says-roy-moore-...

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Comment by Ron Powell on November 23, 2017 at 2:34pm

If she was 14 what he did was indeed illegal whether he had mother's permission or not...

My understanding is that some of the others were older.....

Nonetheless I stand corrected....

The law may have had different age thresholds 30 years ago...I'll look to see if there is,a variance of any kind...

Good point... Thanks for the heads up.... 

Comment by Ron Powell on November 23, 2017 at 3:20pm

@Amy; 
"In the late nineteenth century,"Age of consent" referred to the legal age at which a girl could consent to sexual relations. Men who engaged in sexual relations with girls who had not reached the age of consent could be criminally prosecuted. American reformers were shocked to discover that the laws of most states set the age of consent at the age of ten or twelve, and in one state, Delaware, the age of consent was only seven. Women reformers and advocates of social purity initiated a campaign in 1885 to petition legislators to raise the legal age of consent to at least sixteen, although their ultimate goal was to raise the age to eighteen. The campaign was eventually quite successful; by 1920, almost all states had raised the age of consent to sixteen or eighteen..."

http://womhist.alexanderstreet.com/teacher/aoc.htm

According to this, Alabama had raised the age of consent to sexual intercourse  to  16 by 1920...

 See revision of post...

Thanks again...

Comment by Maui Surfer on November 24, 2017 at 9:39am

Hawaii was the last state to raise from 14 to 16. However, even during the hundred years it was 14 WE NEVER HAD A JUDGE ON THE BENCH TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A LITTLE KID. The number was low as a holdover from Plantation Life when young women were fleeing poverty and picture brides were still common. Just because something is 'legal' doesn't make it right or wrong. And, the social repercussions of using a 14 year old for sex, of course the common way was to bribe them with a present or cash, could still lead to vigilante justice from family, friends, and other decent people who concluded the perp was the scum of the earth, regardless of what the DA said.

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