Teen kills herself after video of her having sex with 2 boys went viral in the InternetBy Mason White 2:26 PM April 19, 2015
By: Feng Qian
A teen in South Africa, committed suicide after a video that showed her having sex with two boys went viral on the Internet, according to an official of the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children.
19-year-old Christina Fokona overdosed on her mother’s high blood pressure medication, doctors said.
Fokona switched schools and was ashamed to be seen outside after a video that showed her having sex with two boys at school was uploaded to the Internet.
She was only 15 years old when the video was recorded. The two sexual partners of Fokona, aged 14 and 16 at the time, were initially charged with rape.
The charges were dropped after Fokona admitted that the sex was consensual. The three were later charged with consensual sexual penetration.
According to the law, children between the ages of 12 and 15 cannot legally have sex. The charges were dropped after the teens joined a program.
Now, the Teddy Bear Clinic for Abused Children is asking government officials to annul the law that turns children having sex into criminals.
The organization is one of several trying to decriminalize consensual sexual acts between children aged 12 to 15. They argue that prosecution causes unnecessary trauma to the children.