A Welsh council is reviewing its policies on sex education after a 13 year-old girl was pinned-down and raped by her classmate on school property after taking a sex-ed lesson together.
The attack, in which the 13-year-old boy asked the girl whether she wanted to “try sex” after the class, took place two years ago, but only came to light earlier this month after the boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted the crime in a ‘youth court’. During the course of the case, the court heard the claims of the teenager, who said the girl had consented to the sex after the lesson. After raping her, the boy apparently dismissed the girl by telling her “you can go now”.
They were also presented with a different version of events from the girl, who said he asked her for sex, which she rejected, and despite her protests raped her while they were in a secluded part of the school’s grounds. School authorities only learnt about the rape a year after the event, when the school nurse spotted the girl looking unhappy, and quizzed her. The matter was then refereed to police.
Since the attack the boy has been taken into care and moved to another part of the country.
The details of the attack came to light earlier this month after the youth court gave the teenager, who is now 15, the maximum sentence of a 12-month referral order and 30-months on the sex offenders register. A Gwynedd council spokesman said: “Now that the legal process has been concluded, we will be working with North Wales Police and other relevant partners to carry out a detailed review of the incident to identify whether there are any lessons to be learned”.
The council can’t consider itself short on advice on any future action to be taken – the Rape Crisis charity believe the lesson from this unfortunate event is that Welsh school children need more sex education. Rape Crisis Spokesman Katie Russell spoke to the South Wales Evening Post, saying: “The fact it happened after a sex education class I am sure gives concern about the teaching of sex education in school.
“It is only through genuine education, and much earlier than 13 I would say, that we can help stop this happening”. According to the charity, “anecdotal evidence” supports the suggestion that young teenagers ‘raping’ their friends is not uncommon. At the moment sex education from the age of 11 is compulsory in British schools, as mandated by the government.
One dissenting voice from the sex-ed orthodoxy is Conservative back-bencher Philip Davies who suggested: “We have been having sex education in our schools for more than 40 years, and it was supposedly going to solve things such as teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies.
“Most of my constituents would probably conclude that the more sex education we have had since the early 1970s, the more teenage pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies we have had”.
Speaking over a chorus of howling Labour MPs, Davies concluded:
“Members do not want to hear this, but they might want to look at the evidence and then they might think that perhaps we should try less sex education in schools – or perhaps, even better, no sex education at all. That might be a better tactic”.
The factual correctness of Mr. Davies comments has been disputed, indeed some European countries are now finding that sex education has been so successful that it threatens the national population. Denmark is presently re-working it’s national sex education programme so it teaches less contraception and abstinence after the government discovered the number of ethnic Danes was decreasing, as young couples put off having children until later in life, and having significantly less as a result.
Breitbart London reported the comments of one Danish fertility clinic last month when they said of the change: “Up until now, our biological expiration date has been overlooked in our zeal to avoid having children when we don’t want to have them.
“On average in Denmark, we began to establish a family when we are around 30 years old. By then half of our reproduction capabilities have disappeared and that means that some people have too short of a time span to have children or have the amount of children they’d like to have”.