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Boy, 14, sells mother's jewels for brothel visit
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Boy, 14, sells mother's jewels for brothel visit

Published: 09 Oct 2012 09:13 GMT+02:00
Updated: 09 Oct 2012 09:13 GMT+02:00

Caught in a "delirium of hormones," as a police statement on Monday put it, the two boys got only a tenth of the value of the jewels when they sold them to a canny gold dealer.

"With their proceeds of €300, the pair didn't just buy pizza, kebabs, and have a game on the fruit machines," police spokesman Ralf Minet said. They also paid two visits to a brothel in the red light district of Karlsruhe, southwest Germany.

Buoyed by the night's experiences, “one could still see a delighted smile on the faces of the thieves during their interrogation," Minet's statement said.

"But the little rascals' smiles, who are not unknown to the police by the way, disappeared soon enough, especially because they will have to pay for the reversal of the transaction out of their pocket money," he added.

The boys are to be charged for theft.

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13:28 October 9, 2012 by iseedaftpeople
>Police said the boys were still grinning as they were being questioned.

ah, bless them... lol
13:48 October 9, 2012 by Landmine
Boys will be boys....
15:27 October 9, 2012 by Herr Rentz
"...and have a game on the fruit machines,...

Wha...?
18:03 October 9, 2012 by IchBinKönig
@Herr Rentz

the German Slot Machines
19:16 October 9, 2012 by Beachrider
14 year-olds can do legal transactions at Pawn stores and Brothels?

Viva la libertad!
21:38 October 9, 2012 by joysonabraham
Good going kids...

pay from the pocket money next time and don'|t forget the latex ;)

yeaa.. viva la libertad
22:43 October 9, 2012 by HHayrider
Pffft.

Over here, they just have sex with their teacher, and save the stealing part.

"Fruit machines"? We call them Cherry Masters in the south... lol
23:09 October 9, 2012 by Berlin fuer alles
Age of consent is 14 in Germany but I presume the hooker had a check for ID before getting down to business.
15:31 October 10, 2012 by VoodooDingy
I accidentally read "Boy sells mother for brothel visit" UGH!!
14:11 October 11, 2012 by ruby_18559
this is so sad!! 14 and already treating women like s--t.

awful comments...boys will be boys?.... crap excuse for crap behaviour.
17:21 October 11, 2012 by iseedaftpeople
@ruby_18559

>this is so sad!! 14 and already treating women like s--t.

well, seems to me that the boys paid fair and square for sex with professional prostitutes, no force or threats were involved, the girls just did with them what they have chosen as a career to do all day long.

Imagine that.
00:36 October 12, 2012 by wxman
@ iseedaftpeople, I think ruby_18559 was referring to the worthless punk's mother.
15:02 October 12, 2012 by Firmino
Surprised to hear the age of consent is 14. Way too young.
10:49 October 15, 2012 by TheWonderer
That is not correct!

The age of consent (civil law) in general is 18 - with a few exceptions.

One of these being the so-called pocket-money paragraph which means kids can spent little amounts if they come up for their expenses from money left to them for that purpose.

But of course in this case, that does not help:

They committed a crime (theft and transfer of illegally acquired property) - criminal code, they can be charged at 14, but under juvenile law

They must not attend such placed when under 18 years of age - but that is a problem for the prostitute as she needs to check age if in doubt. And I cannot believe she took a 14 year old to be 18... So SHE may be charged...

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