Morning Poll: Is 13-Year-Old "Victim" of Alleged Pederast Facebook Bragger Really a Victim?

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Sheldon Raquet posted this photo of him suckin' face with a 13-year-old on his Facebook page. Now he's charged with having sex with a minor -- good thinking, pal.
We continuously referred to a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly -- and willingly -- sexually abused by an 18-year-old man as a "victim" yesterday, and it seems we've started a bit of a debate: is the the girl really a victim.

Sheldon Raquet, 18, was booked on one count each of sexual conduct with a minor, sexual abuse, and child molestation for a months-long sexual relationship he had with the 13-year-old girl.

Raquet was dumb enough to proclaim his love for the girl on Facebook -- as well as post photos of the two sucking face.

Check it out here.

Raquet was interviewed by police, and he admitted to having sex with the girl. He said he knew it was illegal, but he liked her too much to worry about pesky things like her age.

The girl, it seems, was equally smitten.

Aside from the gushy back-and-forth the two exchanged on Raquet's Facebook page -- which, again, can be seen here -- she also appears to have commented on the story we posted yesterday [all sic].

"First off none of you know me or sheldon so you should probably mind your own buisness," she apparently writes. "Second off, iv always hung out with people older then me and dont like any guys in my grade. I love him and its none of anyones business but OURS!!!!"

Well, when you're 13 -- and he's 18 -- the state tends to consider it its "business," as well.

Others who've commented on the post agree with the girl, and believe she isn't a victim, rather, a "willing participant."

See the debate here.

The girl,is 13 -- which is younger than a few tee-shirts in our dresser -- and Raquet, apparently, has a thing for young girls, as can be seen in an exchange he had with a Facebook friend under a photo he posted (eight photos in on his Facebook page, which, yet again, can be seen here.).

We want to know what you think: is the girl a "victim" -- as we described her yesterday -- or a "willing participant?"

Cast your vote below.



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23 comments
joy
joy

SORRY BUT WHEN A GIRL PUTS MY FRIEND IN JAIL FOR HER SLUTTINESS ARE YOU FUCKING ME THIS IS HOW THE LAW REACTS this slut needs to be lockedup after sheldon she was with someone that was 20 ISNT THAT WORST BUT OF COURSE NO ONE CARES its all about money and fucking selfless pride

Rm98034
Rm98034

No one is saying she's a victim.  Statutory rape is illegal, doesn't mean it's not consensual, it means it's illegal.  13 year olds no matter how stupid are still only 13, and  no 18 year old boy has any business having sex with a a little girl.  He's lucky it's not a rape charge.  The girl should also be punished by her parents for putting him in that situation. Unfortunately it's not illegal for a 13 year old to willingly sleep with an 18 year old.  Probably because the law assumes that at 13 you're too stupid to make those decisions.  (I disagree with that but still...)

good friend of his
good friend of his

sheldon is a good friend of mine i've known him for a couple years and believe me he would never do anything to hurt anyone. espicially the love of his life. all this is fucking stupid. you people need to get a life. stop worrying about theirs. hes one of the nicest people on this planet and is now gone for pretty much all of his life. all because they were in love. and why the fuck are they putting her pic up here?? again, none of their buisness!! let it drop, leave it alone, and fucking forget.

Richard
Richard

Sheldon Is My Friend, And He Is A Genuinely Good Person.He's The Kind Of Guy That Would Give You The Shirt Off His Back if You Needed It.

He Doesnt Deserve This.

CBHS KIDD
CBHS KIDD

stop calling her a victim she likes the attention he has been labeled as a child molester & what is she gonna be  labeled as .they both knew better but kept pushing more deep into things until he turned 18 & things got pushed over the edge.. its kinda of crazy but his gf just proved she enjoyed every minute of it even F**cken up his life.  this is a shocker.. somebody delete his facebook already people are forwarding this link i've gotten this link posted too me about 5 times i'm a friend of his i went too the same school as him freshman year we hung out a few times its pretty messed up that he made a stupid choice but things happen.yes he was known for dating younger girls but i thought he'd atleast grow out of that stage.this is gonna stuck with him forever. he's still sheldon the pickle in side joke but plzzzzzzzz someone deleted his facebook.

Cassidydubstep
Cassidydubstep

I never wrote any of those things that are on this page, so whoever wrote this is completely wrong. i was completely willing to have sex with sheldon, and it was absolutely not all his fault. i don't know why it is okay for everyone to have access to his facebook page, but i'm going to delete it. for anyone who says 'she's too little to understand what's going on' that is completely and 100% wrong. i have been through more in my life than the average adult ever will, and i had to grow up before a lot of people my age did. you don't know me, nor do you know sheldon, so i don't believe it is okay for you to make such assumptions as these.

Cassidydubstep
Cassidydubstep

whoa whoa whoa, who on earth posted this? i'm the 'little girl' you are all referring to. how did this get here.

Rick
Rick

The laws on statutory rape are based on the idea that while minors may feel that they are able to make responsible decisions on whether to engage in sexual intercourse, in reality they do not fully understand the consequences of that action.  Plus, they are easy targets of pedophiles who tell them that sex at their age is fun.  Even if the 13 year old girl consented to sex, she is still a victim of the older boy who was able to manipulate her into an act that can have long acting consequences.  Sexual contact between two 13 year old teens is a matter between two equal people, both in age and possible maturity level.  Sexual contact between a 13 year old and an adult is not a relationship between two equal parties.  The adult has all of the power in the relationship and it is more coercion than a true relationship.  My guess is that this 18 year old guy was too immature to have a satisfying relationship with someone closer to his age.

Jasmath2
Jasmath2

Where the hell are her parents? If this has been going on all this time, and they didn't know, it's because they weren't paying attention. Charge them with abuse as well

Roro
Roro

Back when I was a kid in NY, it was called "Statutory Rape" and the  catchphrase was "Sixteen will get you twenty."

J Curwen
J Curwen

You should have had a "both" option in the poll.

Rurubean
Rurubean

Mr Fulton Brock better hope and prey to his mormon god that this boy gets the same sentence as his lovely daughter did. If his sentence is any different, we will see this for what it is, and that people who have money can do whatever they want to our children, and dont ever have to worry about consequences.

joy
joy

stfu you just put someone to jail all because your a slut and your family obviously DOESNT GIVE A FUCK ABOUT YOU your fucking worthless

Rm98034
Rm98034

I doubt the person posting here is the girl in the article which is the only reason I am going to post this here, but of course this girl is not not grown up at all!!! But we all know that, this is why the law exists.

Now, she has put a man in jeopardy of going to prison for probably the time he's been on this planet, so regardless of her still being a little girl mentally, in 2011, 13 years old girls who do this are selfish, and may have cost this man many years of his life.  They are not ignorant about sex today and they do not look their age, and they know this an use it to their advantage when they want something.

If she knew it was illegal and still did it, no "reasoning" about what she's been through in life makes this OK or consensual because the LAW says it's not.  In fact, if she is worldly because all she had been through in her short time on this planet and this was her decision and she make no apologies, that makes it worse and more unforgivable for what this man will now go through. 

Just because she is not grown up, I do not see any 13 years olds who do this willingly as a victim; they are smart enough to lie to their parents, dress like they are 18 and going to a bar, and they find ways to be with guys and have sex with them without getting caught.

Don't get me wrong, the boy is an idiot, but I don't consider him as a predator or her a victim because the age range is too close for my taste to say he's a pervert and times have changed and knowledge has changed with it, but that may not stop him from going to prison now and having to register as a sex offender the rest of his life.

Rick
Rick

I am willing to bet that years from now, Cassidydubstep will feel different about what she did with Sheldon. While she may feel honored that an older guy would have sex with her, the reality will start sinking in when she has an underage daughter of her own and some older guy wants to have sex with her.  Time and maturity changes our attitudes.Cassidydubstep: every teenager I know believes that they are more mature than their peers.  I am sure that you are just as mature as the average teenager your age but as every year passes you will discover how little you knew when you were this age.

Camelbackspartan16
Camelbackspartan16

SERIOUSLY GIRL IT STATES THAT U ADMITTED TO 3 TO 5 TIMES HAVING SEX! U FUCKED HIS LIFE UP!FUCK YOU U FUCKIN 13 YEAR OL GURL WHO DOES NOTHING BUT TRY TO FUCK OLDER GUYS OVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mistalee
Mistalee

Well said. It is not consensual sex, obviously, if one party lacks the capacity to consent. 

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