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Mayo A. Shattuck III
When the victim is a boy
When the victim is a boy

There was a time when an adolescent boy who got seduced into a sexual relationship with an attractive older woman was considered lucky. But make no mistake: There's a reason the law defines such liaisons as a crime. When an adult — man or woman — lures a vulnerable minor into a situation that allows him to be sexually exploited, it's a form of abuse, not love, and it can have serious consequences for the victim emotionally and psychologically. No teenage boy ever was better off afterward for having been the victim of sexual abuse by an adult. That's why authorities were right to take with upmost seriousness allegations that Molly Shattuck, 47, the ex-wife of...

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