U.S. Sen. James Lankford, the Oklahoma Republican who dropped his challenge of the 2020 election after the events of January 6, 2021, once argued in a court deposition that a 13-year-old was capable of consenting to sexual acts with other teens.
Lankford made the claim while working for more than a decade as the director of youth programming at the Fall Creek Baptist Conference Center, which local media reports attracts more than 50,000 adolescent campers between grades six and 12 annually.
In 2009, while Lankford was employed at the camp, a 13-year-old girl’s family sued a 15-year-old boy, who the parents alleged had sex with their daughter at the camp. While Lankford was not accused of any criminal wrongdoing, he defended the ethics of sexual encounters between teenagers in a court deposition in 2010. A lawyer for the 13-year-old girl’s family asked Lankford if he thought minors that age could consent to sex.
“Yes, I think they can,” he replied.
The lawyer, Kenyatta Bethea, then asked Lankford the same question, but “in terms of your position as a father,” and Lankford confirmed his stance.
Asked if he would allow his daughters to consent to sex at 13, however, Lankford said no.
“No, I would not encourage that at all,” said Lankford, according to the Associated Press. “Could she make that choice? I hope she would not, but I would not encourage that in any way with my own daughter.”
Oklahoma’s age of consent is 16, and while there is an exception within the law for minors engaging in consensual sex acts between 14-17, there is no provision for how a 13-year-old may be able to consent to sex. Right to left: Sens. Marco Rubio, Tim Scott, Dan Sullivan, and James Lankford (Sullivan office photo) Local media adds that there is no evidence Lankford had any type […]
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