Essentially, SB145 allows a 24-year old to have sex with a 14-year old and escape a felony conviction and the requirement to be a registered sex offender. Critics are concerned about children being groomed for sex abuse and they question whether 14-year old minors have the capacity to consent to sexual activity.
Ghislaine Maxwell, the cohort of Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested by the FBI on numerous charges. According to the indictment, she “assisted, facilitated and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse ” girls under age 18.
Luciano Trejo-Dominguez was arrested by New Jersey police for allegedly sexually assaulting a child between 13 to 15 years old. ICE was not notified, and Trejo-Dominguez was released. A second illegal immigrant, Joaquin Rodriguez Quiroz, was arrested on charges of 3rd-degree rape of a minor under 17.