It’s Different For Girls



The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgement upholding the constitutionality of a law that allows teenage boys – but not teenage girls – to be prosecuted for having underage sex.
The appeal arose from charges brought against a 15-year-old boy under the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2006 for having sex with a 14-year-old girl in Donegal.
Under the 2006 Act “teenage boys can be held criminally liable for having sexual intercourse with an underage girl” while teenage girls are immune from prosecution.