There is no such thing as consensual sex with a minor. it’s called statutory rape not kinda-sorta-illegal sex. The power dynamics between Brandon and Dani are/were on a completely different level, not only because of the age difference but because Dani was sober and Brandon was DRUNK and in no shape to consent to the sexual encounter.
Did you watch the episode? Stef, Mike and Lena do a great job of breaking it down why it was non consensual.
What does one call someone who has sex with minors? A pedophile/rapist.
but how come with callie and liam is was either consensual or non consensual and she was a minor.
I think Liam was 18 and Callie was 15. Depending on the state the age difference between the minor and perpetrator has to be more than 2-4 years for it considered either rape or statutory rape.
I know in texas the ‘adult’ has to be no more than 3 years older than the minor for it to be considered statutory, anything else is rape.
It was rape with Liam either way in California. Callie was a minor. Sex with a minor is statutory rape. The issue with Liam was that the court didn’t believe Callie that he forced her, they would see it as a teen seeking revenge. If she admitted to it being consensual then they would believe her and hold him for statutory rape.
The punishment would be different though:
The offense of statutory rape is a wobbler, which means that…depending on the circumstances…it may be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony.3
The age difference between the defendant and the minor is one of the major factors determining how the crime is tried. If the defendant is 21 or older and the minor is under the age of 16, the penalties are likely to be most severe…and can include up to four (4) years in California state prison!
oh why can’t we adopt her I get Sophia wants a sister. But Callie has two moms who love her and Jude and Jesus and Mariana and just no they do not need to go there. Callie would never pick The Quinns over Jude and The Fosters never.
A sister isnt something Daddy can sweep in and buy for you Sophia.
I just really hope she sits down with Sophia and talks to her. Callie has been shuffled from home to home her whole life,she has finally found a place to land and she doesnt need to be shuffled again. She is 16 she deserves to have her last 2 years as a kid to just have a place to call home and not have to worry about whose house she will live in next.