Representatives for Allen did not respond to our questions.
Allen, who represents Orange County, told KQED public radio he rejects the criticism he’s received over the column.
In California, minors cannot legally consent to sexual activity.
That means all acts of sexual activity with minors could be considered rape, even if both the alleged victim and the defendant are under the age of 18.
(C) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator’s fraud in fact.
(D) Was not aware, knowing, perceiving, or cognizant of the essential characteristics of the act due to the perpetrator’s fraudulent representation that the sexual penetration served a professional purpose when it served no professional purpose.
Supporters of the law said it’s designed to treat children involved in prostitution as victims rather than as criminals.
It decriminalizes prostitution for minors by preventing law enforcement from arresting people under 18 for soliciting sex or loitering with intent to commit prostitution.
The information below applies only to consensual sexual activity-not incest, date rape or any situation in which the minor did not fully consent to the sexual activity.
Typically, teen years bring the first dating experiences.
It is very common for teenagers to date, and these days, it is also common for that dating to lead to further experiences.
(3) Where a person is prevented from resisting by any intoxicating or anesthetic substance, or any controlled substance, and this condition was known, or reasonably should have been known by the accused.
(4) Where a person is at the time unconscious of the nature of the act, and this is known to the accused.