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Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Ballad of Genarlow Wilson.

Wilson v. State is a court case brought about to appeal the aggravated child molestation conviction of Georgia man Genarlow Wilson.

Here's a quick re-cap of what has happened so far boys and girls.

Genarlow was at a party back when he was seventeen and made it with two, that's right, count em,two girls that night. First he had sex with the older (17) girl and then had the younger (15) girl perform oral sex on him later in the evening.

Now instead of becoming a local hero for making it twice during one party the cops got a hold of a tape of the whole thing and started an investigation.

As soon as she heard this the older girl yelled she had been raped and this is where the shit hit the fan. (It looks like the girl yelled rape to save being labeled as "loose," but our wayward hero was eventually exonerated of this heinous crime.)

But! The cops still had him on tape getting the dirty (oral sex) from the fifteen year old and pressed "aggravated child molestation charges" against him!

The "aggravated" nature of the charge refers to fellatio (oral sex) rather than a mere "immoral or indecent act."

But, be that as it may, had Wilson just had intercourse with the 15-year-old and not received oral sex from her, he would only have been subject to a 12-month penalty (statutory rape), with no sex offender status instead of the 10-year minimum term that the judge gave him.

(Wilson received the 10-year sentence following a refusal to enter into a proposed plea bargain, stating of his adamant belief that "It's all about doing what's right...... And what's right is right, and what's wrong is wrong. And I'm just standing up for what I believe in."

His decision, as well as his continued fight to overturn his conviction also take into account that sex offenders in Georgia must register themselves and are subject to penalty laws for life, and that the law was not intended to penalize teenage partners [a fact which has since been included in updated legislation.]

As the law stands, Wilson would not even be able to return to his own family after an early release, as he has an 8-year-old sister and would be forbidden contact.)

This pretty well brings us up to speed, right up to today, where our hapless protagonist was granted the right to appeal his excessive sentence.

The only trouble is that the Judge sitting at the hearing refused to give Mr. Wilson bail while the appeal is being heard so his ass is still firmly parked in jail.

It couldn't be because he is BLACK, could it?

Your "give em one for the gipper" scribe;
Allan W Janssen

(Oh by the way, no matter how you slice it, this consensual B.J. came with one hell of a price! So remember; A blow job a day keeps the doctor away, but it won't do anything about the cops!)

As of this writing, (Thursday - P.M.) Denarlow has been set free and a new trial ordered!

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Blogger Xquizzyt1 said...

This is clearly a heartbreaking tragic story - please also note that down the hall, in the very same courthouse, as Genarlow was getting sentenced to TEN YEARS IN PRISON... there was a 27 year old teacher - a married mother of two who had sex with 16 year old student and was getting 90 days and probation.

If this is not injustice, I have no idea what is. A GROWN, married, woman with two children of her own, in a position of power and trust, violated a child who was unable to give consent and she gets 90 days. Genarlow has consensual sex with a teenaged girl 2 years his junior - who REFUSED to press charges and/or testify against him, because she was not a victim.

The sad thing is that even if he's released, a lot of the damage has more than likely been done. He's been in PRISON for two years. I'm certain he'll never be the same at this point. He's lost all his innocence, and his most important years at this point - he missed senior year of high school, graduation, class trip, taking SAT, picking a college, applying to schoools and all the important things that go along with being that age. Not to mention his having to register as a sexual offender upon his release - which will FOREVER affect his life and the life of any family he tries to have in the future.

The whole thing is sickening. There is supposed to be a march in Atlanta this weekend.

I'm sorry I've blogged in your comment section - but this topic is just one that enrages me.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007 3:02:00 p.m.  

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