Two brothers busted for hooking up with teens
Two brothers in New Orleans were busted for hooking up with 15 year olds on Grindr. Harvey Washington and Reshawn Beatty say the young men listed their ages as 19.
The victim’s mother contacted the Sheriff’s Office in mid-October after the teen disclosed the sexual encounter to a social worker, Rivarde said. The teen, who is from the North Shore, was visiting a relative in Westwego in early October when he began corresponding with a man on Grindr.
The teen sneaked out of the relative’s house to meet up with the man, later identified as Washington, Rivarde said. Washington is accused of driving the teen to a residence in Marrero where they performed oral sex on one another, Rivarde said.
Who is the real victim?
From what I can tell the young man was horny, wanted sex, and found two guys willing to give it to him. Where is the victim here?
What’s worse is under the law even if you truly didn’t know the person’s true age you are still guilty of statutory rape.
I ask how is this right? If someone lies about their age and is on an app specifically to interact with grown-ups than why is the adult a predator and why is that person a victim?
Thanks to these young men’s deceit these two men will now have to register as sex offenders making their lives even more difficult.
Of course protecting children is our priority but shoudn’t there be space to protect adults who have been deceived.
California has already done this. In 1964 the California Supreme Court ruled in People v. Hernandez, that if the defendant could prove he truly believed the minor was above the age of consent it could be a exoneration to a statutory rape charge.
However, in most states this is not the case. In Louisiana-where these two men live-that is not the case. That means thanks to these two young men’s desire for sex the two lives of these adults are ruined.
In the mean time you must protect yourself. Here are ways to keep yourself out of jail