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Police: Granville man charged with statutory rape

2014-04-01T13:18:00Z 2014-04-01T13:26:36Z Police: Granville man charged with statutory rape Glens Falls Post-Star
April 01, 2014 1:18 pm

GRANVILLE -- A 23-year-old Granville man was charged with third-degree rape Monday for allegedly having sex with an underage girl, according to State Police.

Clinton L. McFarren was charged with third-degree rape, a felony, for allegedly having sex with a girl who was younger than 17. The two met on the Facebook social networking website, according to State Police.

The charge does not allege he physically forced the girl to have sex, but it accuses him of having sex with a person who was too young to legally consent.

McFarren was also accused of fighting with State Police officers who arrested him and possessing the drug hashish, police said.

He was charged with resisting arrest and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, police said.

McFarren was arraigned and sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.

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  1. VileWeed
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    VileWeed - April 14, 2014 1:52 pm
    So why aren't 16 year olds arrested when they have sex with each other?
  2. VileWeed
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    VileWeed - April 14, 2014 1:51 pm
    There's a big difference between rape and statutory rape.

    And in response to KEY - yeah, no one under 17 has sex......
  3. Ewc01140
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    Ewc01140 - April 02, 2014 5:31 pm
    How can you equate rape with underage drinking? Not only are they in different spectrums punishment wise, but you can not possess sex. This analogy is absurd. Further, punishing the underage victim would be completely against public policy. For example do you think a parent who learns her 14 child is having sex with an adult would report this to police if that meant opening her child up to criminal liability? A law punishing victims incentivizes not reporting crimes.
  4. eastertwingles
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    eastertwingles - April 01, 2014 8:46 pm
    You cannot also punish her for being too young to consent. He took advantage of her age. This is not a case of teenagers in love, skirting either side of the age of consent line. He is 23, she is less than 17. Why is he fishing around in the kiddie pool?
  5. Key
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    Key - April 01, 2014 8:39 pm
    Children do not know how to say no to an adult. They are too young to understand the ramifications of what they are doing.
  6. Cop like attitude
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    Cop like attitude - April 01, 2014 8:38 pm
    I agree with VileWeed. You might say she is in possession of sex like a person who is possession of drugs and so forth. This is very true of the underaged beer buyers during the beer stings. They are in possession of Alcohol. I say again the police are endangering the welfare of a child who is less than 21. Charge the police for allowing it. I know! a different set of rules. If you really stop and think about it, technically VilleWeed is right.
  7. VileWeed
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    VileWeed - April 01, 2014 4:39 pm
    While in now way am I condoning this in any possible way, I still can't fathom why, if the girls is too young to legally consent to sex, does she not also face legal ramifications. She is, technically, breaking the law.

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