Tuesday, December 19, 2006

MORE AMERICAN MENTALISM

Says noted legal scholar Harry Hutton. A 17 old boy (man?) has just been sentenced to 10 years in jail, without possibility of parole, for having consensual oral sex with a 15 year old. He will also be registered as a sexual offender for the rest of his life. So he'll be known as a pedophile when he gets out of jail, I'd say his prospects are good!

Eugene Volokh has some more serious things to say here. If he had had regular sex with a 14 year old the maximum sentence would have been 1 year. This is the craziest thing I've read since the guy who was shot 51 times.

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