Pedophile-Sympathizing Judge Rules 12-Year-Old Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults

Pedophile-Sympathizing Judge Rules 12-Year-Old Children Can Consent To Sex With Adults

By The First Light Report

According to a pedophile-sympathizing New Zealand judge, twelve-year-olds can now consent to have sex with adults.

During the trial of a 45-year-old pedophile accused of molesting two girls, ages 8 and 12, Tulisi Leiataua, Judge Richard Earwaker was talking to the jury. Leiataua said that because the 12-year-old girl “pursued him” and “wanted it” it was consensual rather than a rape.

“I know she was a child but the way she came to me was like a mature woman. I refused her but she kept coming back to me. She truly wanted to do this.”

As the New Zealand Herald reported, in the final days of the trial, Judge Earwaker addressed the issue of consent on a person under 16 years.

“Legally, a person under 16 cannot give consent for charges of indecent acts, therefore as a jury, all you need to decide is if the indecent acts took place.”

Then came the kicker; “But as for sexual intercourse, a person under 16 can give consent. You need to consider whether or not the consent was given based on the evidence you have.”

Judge Earwaker closed the trial on Monday, urging the jury to stay completely dispassionate when judging whether the Crown prosecution had proved its case or not.

“It is not enough for the Crown to persuade you that he is most likely guilty, it needs to be beyond a reasonable doubt.”

An element of New Zealand’s laws not widely understood by the public was used by the defense, and that is while the age of consent is broadly 16 years in New Zealand, consent is still a legal defense open to those charged with raping children.

Kathryn McPhillips, executive director of sexual abuse organisation HELP said; “There definitely needs to be change. It is immoral to be putting those ideas forward that a child could consent. Its way out of sync with what the general population thinks our law is.”

This week, Leiataua was found guilty of 33 charges of sexual abuse against two girls. The youngest victim was only an 8-year-old child when the abuse started. Both children faced two weeks of harsh cross-examination. At the end, it was the nature of Leiataua’s defense, rather than the trial’s final outcome, that has exposed a disgraceful chapter in New Zealand legislation.

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