Twelve year old charged as child molestor

Leave the very strange circumstances aside, and just think about the possibility (hopefully remote, but possible) that a 13 year old girl and a 12 year old boy who had consentual sex will be branded for the rest of their natural lives as sex offenders and therefore denied jobs, forced to live on the outskirts of society, listed on police web sites, shunned by their communities, and tracked with monitoring bracelets. Yeah, clearly the lawmakers are doing a good thing here.