Judge under fire on teen sex comment

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A Victorian judge came under fire yesterday after saying a 13-year-old girl was a "willing party" to sex with a man twice her age. "(The victim) was a willing party to the sexual activity," County Court judge William White said when sentencing the man to more than four years' jail for numerous child-sex offences. Judge White also said the victim had not submitted a victim impact statement to the court because she was "compliant" and had allowed the man to perform sexual acts on her during a two-month period.

source: 'Judge under fire on teen sex comment' by Sarah-Jane Collins; www.theage.com.au/news/national/judge-under-fire-on-teen-sex-comment/2008/04/02/1206851013831.html; theage.com.au; 3 April 2008