at 10, and look fully developed by 14 these days. Just in case anyone had forgotten.
Well okay, SOME girls do.
Why do we have a system that lets girls skip a grade in school if they're intellectually precocious, but doesn't let them skip some years to be considered mature enough for sex if they're precocious in other ways?
Better yet, why not just let them be eligible for sex starting in infancy, and exclude them from school, since they don't need any maturity or formal education to know how to have sex or babies. They can pretty much just stay in their pajamas their whole lives (when they're not being ravished), being taken care of and taking care of others; no need for them to be trained or otherwise prepared for responsibilities that can be handled by men.
Back to my main topic, though -- our laws probably don't even consider Tanner stages, do they, in punishments? Yeah, the sentencing guidelines say, "If the material involved a prepubescent minor or a minor who had not attained the age of 12 years, increase by 2 levels." So basically they try to protect late bloomers, by saying that you can get the extra punishment for having sex with a prepubescent 12-year-old; but they don't cut you any slack if the girl reached puberty at a younger age than 12.
• ( https link ) §2G2.2 - Trafficking in Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; Receiving, Transporting, Shipping, or Advertising Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor; Possessing Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor with Intent to Traffic, Possessing Material Involving the Sexual Exploitation of a Minor