Sex between a 15 and 18 year old is different than underage sex between a 40 - 50 year old and a 15 year old.
Does it mean a 14 year old can consent to sex because they can be convicted as an adult for murder?
when I was a teenager I never looked at guys over 25 as a potential love interest.
is the person trying to gain trust of the underaged person just to hurt them later on?
There is a predatory nature to pedophelia
Society must think there is harm otherwise why would that be the only crime where we track them like tagged animals for the rest of their lives?
At this point I have to ask, OP are you even in lawschool? It's one thing to debate laws, but I think you are just trying to get support for a sick addiction here.