Good coverage of this case can be found at Sex In The Public Square.
I previously touched on this case in this post.
CNN’s most recent article on the case can be found here.
The long and the short of it:
Genarlow Wilson was 17 and got a blow job from a 15 year old girl. He was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to 10 years in prison under Georgia law for sex crimes, and required to register as a sex offender. He has so far spent 27 months in jail for being a teenager having consensual oral sex with another teenager.
After a public outcry over the insanity of such laws, the Georgia legislature changed the law but failed to make the new law retroactive, so it does not cover Genarlow.
A further attempt to make the law retroactive was rebuffed by the Georgia legislature.
Yesterday, a judge with a bit of sanity threw out the conviction and reduced his sentence such that he would only be guilty of a misdemeanor, would not have to register as a sex offender, and would be released with time served.
The prosecutor quickly appealed the decision to ensure that Genarlow would remain incarcerated.
Though now only a misdemeanor offense, it is still illegal for a 17 year old boy to get a blow job from a 15 year old girl in Georgia.
At what point will unconstitutional Christian Shariah be recognized as the illegal, immoral leftovers from the pre-enlightenment Dark Ages? Reality check – teenagers have sex. Get over it. This country needs to spend its time on education, not enforcement of vestigial superstitions.