Any person who engages in an act of unlawful sexual
intercourse with a minor who is not more than three years
older or three years younger than the perpetrator, is
guilty of a misdemeanor.
<p>Does anyone else find this statute bizarre? What do they mean by "unlawful" sexual intercourse? Is that all sexual intercourse with a minor (in which case, isn't it redundant?), or just some types of sexual intercourse with a minor? And who is the "perpetrator"? I assume it's the "person" who engages in whatever with a minor, but since both of them can be minors that means two 17-year-olds who have sex (or "unlawful" sex) are both perps committing a misdemeanor. Somehow, I doubt there's enough jail space in California to enforce that one. What's more, this implies that a 13 year-old who has sex with a 17 year-old is committing a felony (and vice-versa, of course, something I have less of a problem with).</p>
<p>Anyway, I assume Los Angeles law enforcement authorities have better things to do than to police Justin Bieber's access to young women willing to have his babies.</p>