Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Rape or "Theft of Services"?

Philadelphia Municipal Judge Teresa Carr Deni dropped all sex and assault charges against a man who held a prostitute at gunpoint while she was gang raped. Instead, the judge allowed the defendant to be held on a charge of armed robbery for "theft of services". To the judge, it seemed plain and clear, even if the woman didn't consent to the gun, or the multiple "clients".
"She consented and she didn't get paid . . . I thought it was a robbery."

via feministe and atrios


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