On the time she wrote the essay, Jessica appeared to really feel very otherwise in regards to the relationship than she does now as an grownup in her 30s. This isn’t an unusual expertise for girls who’ve had an identical expertise with older males of their adolescence. Typically, it is solely after reaching maturity that many statutory rape victims perceive, whereas they might have felt they had been mature adults at 15, they had been nonetheless kids.
Other than the consent points, Radtke additionally says Ross raped her in her sleep after she refused him whereas she was awake. “I didn’t wish to admit I had been defeated, improper & raped in my sleep once I refused to sleep with him whereas awake,” she wrote.