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    Jailbait magazines

    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "Jailbait magazines"?

    ( A foster father was molesting his foster daughter.... He killed here and years later killed himself when he knew that detectives knew everything.

    A: Any proof he was molesting her?

    B: Jailbait magazines all over the place


    I don't know if more context is needed, but I guess it's not a name of a magazine but may be some type of magazines.

    Thanks a lot.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "Jailbait magazines"?

    ( A foster father was molesting his foster daughter.... He killed here and years later killed himself when he knew that detectives knew everything.

    A: Any proof he was molesting her?

    B: Jailbait magazines all over the place


    I don't know if more context is needed, but I guess it's not a name of a magazine but may be some type of magazines.

    Thanks a lot.
    It refers to underage girls in a sexual connotation.

    If a girl under the age of consent (note the age of consent is different in different countries) is dressed provocatively (by choice or otherwise), she is described as "jailbait".

    Bait is something used to lure someone or something towards something else (ie the worm on the end of a fishing line)

    Jail is, of course, prison.

    So - a provocatively dressed young girl may be very tempting to a man. If he approaches her and/or starts a relationship with her and she is underage, he will go to prison.

    I would say that the magazines that were found in the man's house contained sexually explicit photographs of underage girls.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    It seems like "minor" but what would "minor magazines" even mean?

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Not a teacher

    But I believe that jailbait magazines are magazines with photos, probably pornographic, of persons below the age of consent.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It refers to underage girls in a sexual connotation.

    If a girl under the age of consent (note the age of consent is different in different countries) is dressed provocatively (by choice or otherwise), she is described as "jailbait".

    Bait is something used to lure someone or something towards something else (ie the worm on the end of a fishing line)

    Jail is, of course, prison.

    So - a provocatively dressed young girl may be very tempting to a man. If he approaches her and/or starts a relationship with her and she is underage, he will go to prison.

    I would say that the magazines that were found in the man's house contained sexually explicit photographs of underage girls.
    Or those which push the envelope of the law, like "Barely Legal" magazine, which features 18 year olds.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear all,

    What is the meaning of "Jailbait magazines"?

    ( A foster father was molesting his foster daughter.... He killed here and years later killed himself when he knew that detectives knew everything.

    A: Any proof he was molesting her?

    B: Jailbait magazines all over the place


    I don't know if more context is needed, but I guess it's not a name of a magazine but may be some type of magazines.

    Thanks a lot.
    From your context, I think that they are magazines that feature child pornography. It is a crime to have sexual activity with a person under 18. It may also be a crime, though I'm not absolutely certain, to possess this type of magazine. Look here for a definition of "jailbait." Jailbait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    From your context, I think that they are magazines that feature child pornography. It is a crime to have sexual activity with a person under 18. It may also be a crime, though I'm not absolutely certain, to possess this type of magazine. Look here for a definition of "jailbait." Jailbait - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Bear in mind that it is not necessarily a crime in all countries to have sex with a person under 18. Each country has different laws and most have different ages depending on the sort of sex.

    For example (and rather worryingly in my opinion), in The Vatican, which is of course an independent state, I believe the legal age of consent is 12 for heterosexual sex.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Jail - prision
    Bait - enticement, temptation.

    In the USA, for instance, the age of consent ranges from sixteen to eighteen depending on the state. Sexual activity with someone under that age is a crime for which you can go to prision.

    Now:

    Jailbait: a poerson under age that could tempt you, but not resisting the temptation could land you in prision.

    M.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    From your context, I think that they are magazines that feature child pornography. It is a crime to have sexual activity with a person under 18. It may also be a crime, though I'm not absolutely certain, to possess this type of magazine.
    It's actually the other way around. For instance it is perfectly legal in my state to have relations with a 16 year old. So I could see her naked. But if I took a picture of her, it would be manufacturing child pornography.

    There have been cases of stupid teenagers taking photos of themselves with their phones who have been charged with manufacturing child pornography.

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    Re: Jailbait magazines

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    For example (and rather worryingly in my opinion), in The Vatican, which is of course an independent state, I believe the legal age of consent is 12 for heterosexual sex.
    No, the age of consent in Vatican is the same as in Italy -- 14 years.

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