(TWIN FALLS) – Idaho’s new rape laws are making it harder for one prosecutor to help younger victims. Twin Falls County Prosecutor Grant Loebs says that Idaho’s previous laws considered any sexual contact with a person younger than 18 to be rape. Current laws allow 16 and 17-year-olds to have consensual sex with partners no more than three years older. Loebs says the law makes it difficult to prosecute gang members who rape teen girls as part of an initiation ritual.
Idaho State Journal staff
Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com