A recent program brought together mothers and children harmed by domestic violence, using Discovery Dating as a lens to explore these past harms and create future avenues for family healing.Many remarked that this kind of clear and open communication is what their families really need.(Most persons found guilty of a sex crime must register as a sex offender, however there is an exception under certain conditions when both individuals are minors and not more than 4 years apart.) EXAMPLE: A freshman girl (14-15 years old) is dating a junior guy (17 years old) and they are having sexual relations. You might say, “Well, I cannot be charged, I did not even know how old this girl was — she told me she was 17 years old.” Think again.Again this may not seem wrong to the teenage couple who are in a committed relationship or even casually dating BUT this is VERY wrong and illegal under the law. Wisconsin does not allow for a defense because the vistim intentionally misrepresented her age to the defendant. In Wisconsin, a parent/guardian is responsible for the welfare of a child who is under the age of 16, and is liable if he/she has knowledge that there is an intention for boyfriend/girlfriend to have sexual contact or intercourse with their teenager and does not prevent it OR that their teenager is having sex or engaging in sexual contact and fails to take action. EXAMPLE: Ben is a 17 year old junior who has dated Christine, a 15 year old sophomore sime they were in middle school.To Sister Celine Goessl, the news was tragic but not surprising.Police who staged a raid at a Fox Valley motel in April found a 17-year-old Green Bay girl and a 14-year-old Appleton girl being sold to men for sex.PUNISHMENT/SENTENCE (Sexual intercourse/Sexual Intercourse with a person under the age of 16): Wisconsin applies a “ZERO TOLERANCE” approach to sexual contact or intercourse with anyone . You might say, “Well, I cannot be charged, I did not even know this was a crime.” Think again.
For Sister Goessl, it's a story she hears all too often."It seems like this is happening in almost every single county in Wisconsin," she said. But as trafficking has spread, it has become harder to find and more difficult to stop.
Policy Statement: The mission of the University of Wisconsin– Green Bay (UW-Green Bay) is to provide a teaching and learning environment in which faculty, staff and students can discover, examine critically, preserve and transmit the knowledge, wisdom and values that will help ensure the survival of this and future generations and improve the quality of life for all.
To promote these institutional values, UW- Green Bay is committed to creating and maintaining a community environment that is free from relationship violence and harassment.
The 14-year-old, who police said had seen 18 men before the arrest, would tell police that she needed money to repay a suspected pimp who had threatened her.
Prosecutors said the teens were the victims of human trafficking — a form of slavery in which force, fraud or coercion is employed to make another person provide labor, usually a sex act.