Dershowitz: The Age of Consent Must Be Lowered, ‘Statutory Rape Is An Outdated Concept’

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Alan Dershowitz, who stands accused of having sex with multiple alleged Jeffrey Epstein victims, says "statutory rape is an outdated concept" and there should be “Romeo and Juliet exceptions” to statutory rape law.

Alan Dershowitz, who stands accused of having sex with multiple alleged Jeffrey Epstein victims, says “statutory rape is an outdated concept” and there should be “Romeo and Juliet exceptions” to statutory rape law.

The age of consent should be lowered to as young as 14 because “voluntary sex is so common in their age group“, according to Dershowitz who published an op-ed titled “Statutory Rape Is An Outdated Concept” in the late 90s.

Years later, Dershowitz defended the column on Twitter, at an awkward time: Dershowitz was a member of the team that got convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein a plea deal that sent him to prison for 18 months in 2007, a sentence that was described as “the deal of the century” amid claims he should have received a much longer sentence.

This raises a fundamental question about the continuing legitimacy of statutory rape laws at a time when sex involving teenagers is so rampant and prosecution for statutory rape so selective,” Dershowitz wrote in the op-ed.

It is obvious that there must be criminal sanctions against sex with very young children, but it is doubtful whether such sanctions should apply to teenagers above the age of puberty, since voluntary sex is so common in their age group.

Dershowitz then suggests that the age of consent should be lowered to 15, or perhaps even 14. Facing a barrage of criticism — for his handling of the Epstein plea deal, for the allegations against him and now for this column — Dershowitz has remained unapologetic.

He told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency last year that “I have no misgivings and I will continue to represent controversial people. That’s what I do. If I’m in a case, my job is to get the best possible result.

He similarly defended the controversial 1997 op-ed in a series of tweets.

According to Dershowitz, there should be “Romeo and Juliet exceptions” to statutory rape.

I stand by the constitutional (not moral) argument I offered in my controversial oped,” he wrote. “[I]f a 16 year old has the constitutional right to have an abortion without state or parental interference, how could she not have the constitutional right to engage in consensual sex? … I did not suggest that it is moral to have sex with a 16 year old, but rather that the issue presents a constitutional conundrum worthy of discussion.”

Dershowitz, a prominent defense lawyer and emeritus Harvard University law professor, is now facing accusations of sexual abuse from two of Epstein’s alleged victims — Virginia Roberts Giuffre and Sarah Ransome. He denies the accusations against him.

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  1. He wants to do legally what he had to go to Lolita Island to do.

    He’s as evil as the rest of them.

    These are just small portion of the better known names in
    Jeffrey Epstein’s Little Black Book of the feudal social elites.

    President & Mrs. Bill Clinton
    Alan Dershowitz
    David Rockefeller
    Henry Kissinger
    Prince Andrew
    Edward Koch
    Jon & Mary Kaye Huntsman – Former Governor of Utah & wife
    Governor Charles Turnbull
    Michael Bloomberg
    Rupert Murdoch
    Ehud Barak
    Saudi Arabia’s Prince Salman
    Steve Forbes
    Earl Spencer
    Ethel Kennedy
    Bobby & Mary Kennedy
    Ted Kennedy Jr
    Andrew & Kerry Kennedy Cuomo
    Maria Shriver – Kennedy relative & Schwarzenegger’s ex
    John Kerry
    Jimmy Buffet
    Peter Soros
    Conrad Black
    David Blaine
    Tony Blair
    Richard Bronson
    John Cleese
    Mick Jagger
    Liz Hurley
    Eli Weisel
    Courtney Love
    Bill Richardson
    Charlie Rose
    Edward de Rothschild
    Evelyn de Rothschild
    Jessica Rothschild
    Hannah Rothschild
    Jeffrey Sachs
    Lauren Hutton
    Kevin Spacey
    Chris Rock
    Barbara Walters
    Mort Zuckerman
    Joan Rivers (deceased)
    David Frost (Deceased)
    Michael Jackson (Deceased)
    Bobby Kennedy (Deceased)
    Mike Wallace (Deceased)
    Senator Edward Kennedy (deceased)

    • It was 12 throughout Europe for centuries People didnt treat children like retards then.They let them be natural like any normal mammal and when their body was ripe for sex they let them have sex And because they grew up where it was normal kids were brought up expecting to be sexually active or married at 12 and so were brought up to be mature.

      • Do you hear yourself? Ripe for sex. We are not animals. You are an idiot. You are trying to bring us down to the thinking of a cow that has problems with neural impulses due to excessive hormones. When those are lowered, the fully functional brain kicks in and says wait, circling around the sun doesn’t really constitute a period in time where men should now insert their penis in to other beings… 7 cycles around the sun, 7000 cycles… that is not a reasonable gauge. There are people who are twenty that should not be sexually active as their brains have not developed enough to handle the principal of the event. You sound like one of these marxists that espouse crap from your gender studies class as if it were fact and do not understand what is occurring. Your body changes permanently from intercourse. If a man ejaculates inside of a woman, her neural pathways are now altered in a manner reflecting what that man thinks. She will keep a part of him forever. You think a 16 year old that can’t understand the basic dynamics of hegelian dialectic will understand the long term consequence of an action they have yet to perform? Normally adults and parents try to protect kids from jumping in to danger. Not you though. You toss your kids in the oven like a good communist

  2. It should NEVER have been raised as it was during the 80s or 90s .When they raised it here then they BACKDATED it and branded law abusing people as the most disgusting filth to ever breath the air retrospectively ; flung them in prison ,destroyed their careers ,ruined their families and cost them often their homes, their families and their entire life savings .They are the monsters. And you can enlist in the army at 16 and a half ,start driving at 16 and 9 months,been working full time since 15 ,and even living independently You are not a child .

    • You are disgusting and a pedophile. The article is talking about children as young as three being molested and you are talking about how you love 16 year olds and want it lowered. Vile trash rat. Studies have shown for a very long time that sexual activity at that young an age is not beneficial in any manner and leaves life long damage in the majority of cases. These are often looked back at later in life as abuse once the adult understands what happened to them. When you have nothing to compare it to, that will seem normal when it is not.

  3. The question is why was it raised globally and without any democratic consultation The question is why can toy enlist in the army or navy at 16 and a half but ate too childish to give consent for sex People were legally getting married in some states in America at 13 even still in the 1960s The big bopper had his career ruined by en gland for marrying his 13 year old cousin ,England of all places ,and yet their marriage lasted till she died .Wveryone was married by y about 14 forever all over the world untill the modern era when suddenly they decided people were children till 14 for boys and girls were even slower needing till 16 to know how to say no. Then in the 80s they raised it to 16 for boys abd in America 18 for girls. You can join the army or navy at 16 and a half .Grow up.

    • Big Bopper? When he passed away, he was survived by his wife and child, I think you mean Jerry Lee Lewis, who did in fact marry his cousin, she filed for divorce in 1970. The age for enlistment in the US military is 17, with parental consent, and I can’t figure out the rest of your word salad.

  4. In other words, he fucks kids, and he doesn’t want to go to jail, where he will be fucked like he is a kid.

    • Use the “Copy and Paste trick” to the 506 PDF’s released last week and see just who Dersh was with!

  5. The pathetic thing is moslems fuck moslem kids as young as 9 every day, if they are non moslem then they can be fucked from birth, they rape children worldwide every day, yet its never mentioned. Islam is a worldwide pedo ring that should be eliminated immediately. The jews also like to fuck kids.

  6. Dershowitz advertises himself as a constitution expert.

    My dog knows more about the US constitution than Dershowitz, and my dog doesn’t lie like Dershowitz, except on a rug.

    Dershowitz’s home planet of Israel has no constitution, and that’s exactly what he is expert on, nothing.

    Why are so many old and ugly Jewish men like Dershowitz a queer pedophile?

    Is it inbreeding?

  7. Ah so another small hat diddler like Epstein. Shocker. Or Maxwell, also a small hat diddler. Weinstein the gross rapist pedo small hat. How common is this with your tribe of trash? Good majority of Hollyweird is in on this and cousins of each other. You put your tribe on magazines to try to get people to revere them. Royal family in Britain is also from the tribe… the ones accused of pedophilia like Philip. Is it the small hat media that refuses to report on any of this properly… yep. Entire Liberal party in Canada is funded by Bronfman small hat pedos that ran NXIVM that is linked to Epstein as well. Funded by them for 100 years. These wouldn’t be the same trash pushing open border eugenics genocide on European nations would it? Oh wow look at that it is. As if they need to traffic people for some reason… some reason that is really difficult to fathom. What would child trafficking operators need constant bodies moving over borders for?

    Disgusting pukes. We know exactly who you are and what you have been doing.

    “The world revolution which we will experience will be exclusively our affair and will rest in our hands. This revolution will tighten the Jewish domination over all other people.”

    – Le Peuple Juif, February 8, 1919.

    “The governments of the peoples included in this world republic, with the aid of the victorious proletariat, all will fall without difficulty into Jewish hands. Private property will then be strangled by the Jewish directors, who will administer the state patrimony everywhere. Thus the promise of the Talmud will be fulfilled, that is, the promise that the Jews, at the arrival of the Messiah, will possess the key to the wealth of all the peoples of the earth.”

    – Baruch Levy, in a letter to Karl Marx, published in the Rothschild controlled La Revue de Paris, June 1, 1928.

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