The public needs laws that will protect children from becoming the prey of pedophiles. However, the way sexual assault laws are structured in North Carolina, it's likely to involve young people who find themselves in inadvisable—albeit consensual—high school relationships. These youngsters could find themselves swept up in laws primarily intended for predat
So the question often arises: How does society balance that with the fact that teenagers really can't give meaningful consent under the law for things that they are not fully-equipped to deal with? These issues, among others, are why many people agree that sex laws in the state may be too harsh—possibly unethical.
According to Parents for Megan’s Law Inc., there are currently 20,605 registered sex offenders in North Carolina, and this number
doesn’t distinguish between sex offenders who once
committed minor sex offenses and those that are truly violent and dangerous. In
that sense, there’s a huge chance that law enforcement is wasting time and
resources on people who don’t pose a real threat.