More on the “asking for it” front…. JP, in comments, called my attention to this appalling story. Two men, aged 24 and 34, raped a ten year old girl (one in a park, the other later in his home). One was given a 9 month sentence and the other will be free in four months (though his sentence is longer than that). The judge’s reasons for leniency? She “dressed provocatively” and looked older than her age. Bizarrely, “Judge Hall said in sentencing he faced a moral dilemma as the fact they had sex within 45 minutes of meeting was an absolute crime.” Raping a 10 year old? No problem. Having sex soon after meeting someone? Now that’s a crime. Perhaps the BBC took his quote out of context.