Friday, October 26, 2007

Man Jailed For Teen Sex Will Be Freed

Genarlow Wilson, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail for having oral sex with a 15 year old girl when he was 17 years old, has been ordered released by the Georgia Supreme Court.
"Although society has a significant interest in protecting children from premature sexual activity, we must acknowledge that Wilson's crime does not rise to the level of culpability of adults who prey on children and that, for the law to punish Wilson as it would an adult, with the extraordinarily harsh punishment of ten years in prison without the possibility of probation or parole, appears to be grossly disproportionate to his crime," the court's ruling said.


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