CONSENT QUERY IN LONG ISLAND GIRL’S SEX SUIT
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court must decide whether consent should be an issue in the case of a Freeport girl seeking damages for a sexual encounter with three teens after a Phillies game when she was 11 years old. Children under 13 cannot consent to sex in terms of criminal cases in Pennsylvania. The girl had attended the August 2000 game at Veterans Stadium with a family friend. One boy was acquitted of criminal conduct, but the two other boys spent time in a juvenile facility after a judge determined they had sexually assaulted the girl. The three were 15 or 16 at the time and worked at a stadium concession stand. The teens deny that any intercourse took place. They acknowledge they fondled the girl, but say she told them she was 13 and was a willing participant.