Just today I saw this report on FB - a 40 something male teacher in California was found guilty of raping a 14 yo female student - and will serve 9yrs. Among the comments were women who felt this was too light by far.
Last week in Saskatchewan, a 39yo mother was found guilty of sexual assault of 3 of her 14yo sons classmates. She plyed them with booze and then had sex with them - in a threesome! She was sentenced to 2yrs.
The difference in jail-time? Rape requires penetration and always carries a higher sentence. In regular sexual intercourse with boys - it is obvious that penetration is not achieved - and hence the less charge carries a lesser penalty.
While is should not be relevant, and both adults were in significant positions of authority - these children were all sexually uninitiated. It may just be the difference between both countries but I think not.
Does this seem biased?