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When you say rape are you including all forms of rape such as "statutory rape" where the age of consent varies from state to state or country to country? or Are you saying just violent rapists should get life?
I guess clarification would be necessary. Of course, I'm talking about violent rape. Statutory rape is just weird--not really worth a life sentence, but still icky.
An 18 year old in California w/17 year old girlfriend/boyfriend could legally be prosecuted for statutory rape & be forced to register as a sex offender (for life) if the 17 year old parents press charges. CDC says avg age for having sex is 17.