highly doubt it wrote:
Another reason might be that such laws may deter the victims from coming forward to begin with because they will be put on trial.
Gotcha, but this point right here. Statutory rape is often consensual. Why would the "victim" want to come forward? From all of the cases that I've heard of, it's usually a family member or someone else that rats them out.
Actually, this one too:
"And if a teen is sexually active then does that mean its open season for dirty old men?"
What does that mean? These clauses don't make forced rape legal. They make CONSENSUAL sex legal. If someone wants to have sex with a dirty old man, then that's their own decision. (Plus, I'm sure that some of us have several sexual wish-i-hadnt-withs)
Actually, this one also (sorry man):
"My guess is that it was taken out because how do you define promiscuous. Must they be a prostitute, or must they merely be sexually active"
Off the top of my head, I think that some state had a law that was like "..if the victim has had prior sex with 3 people, then the victim is not considered chaste and is promiscuous". Something like that.