Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Teen jailed for having sex with his girlfriend.

Days before his 13-year-old girlfriend gave birth to a daughter, then 17-year-old Blake Blythe doused himself in charcoal lighter fluid and lit a match. Flames seared around his T-shirt, leaving a V-shaped burn on his chest -- a reminder of the suicide attempt.

"It's like every time he gets out of a hole, something reaches back up out of that hole and pulls him down," Patrick Blythe Jr., 22, said about his cousin, who was arrested in Mount Pleasant in May.

Now 18, Blythe is jailed on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct stemming from the relationship -- charges that could imprison him for life. It's the latest in a short, troubled life that family members say could help explain the relationship, which started when the girl was 12. » Full article here



At 8/07/2007 4:10 AM, Anonymous art said...

Sad. The US really, really needs another prison inmate. That'll help everybody involved with this case.

At 8/07/2007 6:28 AM, Blogger Erik said...

So it's ok when an unstable 16-17 year old starts banging a 12 year old ? I can't wait for your daughter to become a stripper.

At 8/07/2007 1:56 PM, Anonymous art said...

Plenty of things may not be "ok", but few of them are solved by prison terms, mate.

As for my hypothetical daughter, I sure hopes she becomes a stripper. Better money than academia for sure.


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