How close are we to crossing that line where the victim just needs ‘four witnesses against her to accuse her of lewdness’.
When the assailant was sentenced to several years in prison for a related crime the same night (sexual contact with a 15-year-old), there was a national outcry that the sentence was too severe and that he should be freed. His supporters demanded that his record be expunged and that he be allowed to pursue his football career.
The bottom line to me has always been that Genarlow Wilson raped a 17-year-old girl, with videotaped evidence as proof, and that he deserved every single year he was sentenced to. Yet even here on Free Republic, he had his defenders.