Why the ‘she said she was 18’ defense never works

Marty Stokes

Marty Stokes

Man charged with sex abuse of underage MySpace contact:

That angry-looking man over there is 23-year-old Marty Stokes of Anchorage, Alaska.

He’s been arrested for having sex with an underage girl he met on MySpace. The girl said she was 19 however according to the article a glance at her MySpace would actually reveal that she was a freshman or sophomore in high school and not 19.

Stokes is accused of having sex with her at his place at least twice.

Now guess what Alaska law says about this…

The law says a person must take “reasonable” steps to find out the age of someone they’re having sex with.

I’m guessing that Mr. Angry didn’t ask for ID.