Coincidentally, I did meet someone on Horizon course with almost exactly the same thing and roles reversed and he got a similar sentence. I think it's to do with malicious intent and mutual agreement. Underage is wrong yes, but I'm assuming there was no malicious intent against the victim as it was consensual but the big problem is that they should have known better and who is to say how that child will be affected in the future after what happened... so that's why the offender can't go unpunished, but equally, the intent/mindset is different to, for example, a person specifically looking for someone underage (I'm assuming this didn't happen). However, no SHPO by the looks of it.......
As an aside, having three pictures of her in that story is uncalled for because of 'how she looks' let's say... they've exploited her with three pictures of the same thing - her walking out of court. Pathetic.
Fighting or Accepting - its difficult to know which is right and when.