Thursday, January 25, 2007

Douglas County Giveth And Douglas County Sure Taketh Away

What's the price of consensual teen sex in Douglas County, Georgia? Is ten years at the Big House enough sin-washin' time for ya? Ten years. That's no joke. That's what high school football star Genarlow Wilson is doing right about now: ten years for getting a blow job from a gal who admitted prompting sex in the first place. From Wright Thompson at

Once, he (Wilson) was the homecoming king at Douglas County High. Now he's Georgia inmate No. 1187055, convicted of aggravated child molestation. When he was a senior in high school, he received oral sex from a 10th grader. He was 17. She was 15. Everyone, including the girl and the prosecution, agreed she initiated the act. But because of an archaic Georgia law, it was a misdemeanor for teenagers less than three years apart to have sexual intercourse, but a felony for the same kids to have oral sex.

But hey, if Genarlow had just copped a plea deal ("taken his medicine") instead of insisting on a jury trial so he might somehow, someway not be branded a "child molester," he'd have had to serve only FIVE years! (And of course those upright, Bible-lovin' Douglas County prosecutors won't be ever labled "soft" on pervs that way either. Just kinda semi-limp. Makes you wonder what happens to their puffed-up little lawyerin' body parts during a good romp in the sack, eh? But I diverge...)

Barker (the prosecutor in the case) thinks five years is fair for receiving oral sex from a schoolmate.

If the world isn't falling out of their chairs laughing at our backasswater ways with the Milton County nonsense, then it is surely crying now. Shoot, even Erik The Republican over at Peach Pundit thinks this case is seriously extreme.

You can sign an online petition to help Wilson's case here.

Full ESPN story here. HT to Harley D.

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