Jennifer Greene who was one of two Florida high school girls who caused the world to fume with aghast after she and her ‘pal,’ Danielle Susen Ruger, took to torching a gopher tortoise, stomping it to death all the while whilst filming that shit and posting it on Facebook has found herself in a new spot of bother as she has come to be charged with lewd and lascivious battery on an underage boy.
The boy, whose age hasn’t been made public, told investigators Jennifer Greene engaged in multiple sex acts with him. According to an arrest report obtained by Fox 30, their relationship started when the two were playing hide and seek behind an Orange Park, Fla. home.
The boy would admit to police he initiated things by asking to see Greene’s boobs, with Greene ‘then consenting to perform various sexual acts, including oral sex.’
Because Greene was only 17 at the time, multiple sources originally reported she would be charged as a juvenile for lewd or lascivious battery—defined in Florida as engaging in sexual activity with a child older than 12 and younger than 16.
The Florida state’s attorney’s office now plans to prosecute her in adult court. She faces up to 15 years in prison, in addition to the five years she already faced for animal cruelty.
And then there was this comment on the web that made me wonder:
Yeah, I’m… conflicted about this, to say the least. I’m leery of charging children as adults in any case, and here, I can’t help wondering if the adult charge for the sexual activity was motivated by her extreme callousness and cruelty in killing the turtle. Of course I’m merely speculating, and it’s definitely possible there’s something not being reported about the case that necessitated the adult charge. But on its face, charging a 17-year-old as an adult child molester for statutory raping another teenager seems very off to me.