i don't believe that is actually paedophile bheaviour surely? it is against the law but surely paedophile bheaviour relates to much younger children. i dont think they prosecute if a couple of 14 year olds have sex for instance. , but presumably would do with one over the age of 16. horrible story line as usual
I think that it is serving a great purpose.. there are alot of people who really wouldn't see this as wrong. even knowing he has been doing it since she was 12. I think the way they are doing it is really good. It shows clearly how much he has groomed her.. the time and energy he puts into it.. the manipulation.
TinkerBellesMum is right - the police look at these things in terms of the relative ages of the couple. So a man Tony's age sleeping with a 15 yr old would be looked at v differently to a 17 yr old. Also, because he is in loco parentis to her, it would be regarded very seriously.
I was really confused. I don't watch soaps much and I'd always thought that the guy bianca was with was whitney's dad... Ive totally gotten the wrong end of the stick. Need to start watching it more, haha!
I knew somebody who was cautioned a few years ago for groping a 15 year old when he was 18. I think? can't remember exact details and he was a twat - but apparently he didn't realise until her parents got involved - he's very careful with ages now though!!
So they do look at it relatively with regards to age.
But I agree I think the way they're running the storyline is really well thought out, it shows so much of the emotional side of things and how much he controls and emotionally abuses her to keep her in line, and how nobody around her has a clue. I don't think we always think about these aspects of this kind of abuse and if it helps a few more kids get help and realise that this kind of behaviour is wrong all is well IMO. I also hope it doesn't finale on christmas day though.