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Response to magical thyme (Original post)

Sat Jan 26, 2013, 02:37 PM

10. Wouldn't a closer analogy be "Statutory car theft"?

Imagine a law, for example, which says that people under the age of 21 shall be assumed to be incapable of consenting to the sale of their car. Accordingly, since the law doesn't recognize any under-21-year-old as being capable of selling their car, anyone who purchases the vehicle from someone under the age of 21 will be deemed to have stolen it.

Now imagine that a 25 year old purchases a car from a 20 year old; the 20 year old planned to sell the car, told the 25 year old that he was over 21, and (to bring it in line with some of the wackier statutory rape cases) presented the 25 year old with a fake ID identifying himself as over 21. The 25 year old is charged with statutory car theft. Should the 20 year old be charged with conspiracy to commit statutory car theft?

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