I think the only thing we agree on is that all rapist should be prosecuted, but the rest, Wow! I strongly disagree with.
Think about what you're saying, an 18 yr old raping an intoxicated person is a mistake. 18 is the average age for a rapist to start acting on their impulse to rape. Rapist when they are starting out want victims that will resist the least because they are inexperienced at controlling a victim. Even if it is a crime of opportunity this still is a fantasy for the person who commits the act and doesn't mean they won't re-offend but indeed may escalate. It used to be locker room humor that all women wanted to have sex but had to say no or look loose. Ply them with drinks so their inhibitions were lower and they wouldn't fight or would say yes. This mentality is from the 50's but continues to this day.
A mistake isn't raping someone! It's a freaking horrible crime! Calling it a mistake, while grammatically technically correct, makes it sound trivial or accidental. Like the two football players who raped the girl from West Virginia,(she was underage, a drunk child they raped) you could tell that they didn't think they had done anything wrong... until they were convicted. If that had been my son, first I'd have wondered what the hell I had done wrong raising him if he thought taking advantage of a person who was incapacitated and raping them or seeing/knowing that it was happening yet doing nothing to prevent it was normal acceptable behavior. Second if his sentence didn't last until he turned 18 his butt would be going to military academy until he turned 18, with plenty of counseling until he graduated. After he finished military school he would be dead to me! It would be good by, good luck don't ever contact me again. and I mean every word I've written!
An example of a ply with drinks rapist and the boyfriend (an ex marine) who tricked the guy into confessing!
http://videos.huffin...517415330 Good on this guy!