The Null Device

Bizarre: A 12-year-old girl in Canada has been arrested and placed in secure custody for allegedly indulging in sexual experimentation with two 11-year-old friends, shortly after she turned 12. Because of laws concering age limits of consent and responsibility, a consent defense is unavailable, and if the court decides that any sexual activity took place, she will be automatically convicted as a sex offender. Had she not turned 12 before the alleged incident took place, there would have been no case. Still, she should count herself lucky that she isn't living 40 years ago; back then she could have been diagnosed with "excessive sexual urges" and treated with a frontal lobotomy or electroshock therapy or something similar.

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