Statutory rape: Court agrees teen may have looked like an adult

12 September 2019 - 07:00 By SHAIN GERMANER
Two judges and a medical expert say there are scientific ways to prove that a 13-year-old girl may be mistaken for an adult.
Two judges and a medical expert say there are scientific ways to prove that a 13-year-old girl may be mistaken for an adult.
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Could a 13-year-old teenager be mistaken for an 18-year-old woman?

With this question central to the appeal of a man convicted of statutory rape, two judges and a medical expert say there are scientific ways to prove that it is indeed possible.

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