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Does a child under 13 include 13 year olds?

a 19 year old I went to middle school with was just arrested last week for “raping a young girl under 13 years of age.” I wasn’t friends with him and no one I’ve asked seems to know much about the case, and the news report only offered that information. Not that it makes it any better, but does that mean the girl could have been 13, or was she 12 or younger?

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  • 2 months ago

    1. What's the difference?

    2. Is 13 UNDER 13? No.

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  • 2 months ago

    Under 13 means 12 and under. 

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  • Sparky
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Under 13 means up to the age of 12

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    She was 12, or even younger!

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  • 2 months ago

    As of your 13th birthday, you are not UNDER 13. How hard is that to understand?

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  • Clive
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Of course it doesn't.  Don't you understand what "under" means?

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  • 2 months ago

    While it's a terrible thing to do to any age child. It sounds like the girl is 12 years old or younger.

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  • oikoσ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It means that she has not had her 13th birthday. She could have turned 13 the next day. Or she could have been even younger.

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  • 2 months ago

    The key word is "under." Think about it. If you are being paid under the minimum wage are you being paid the minimum wage or do you demand a raise?

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  • Rayal
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    It just means that the child who was raped is 13 or under. There is an enhancement in sentencing depending on the age of the child. Nothing to do with the actual age of the child.

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