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Georgia Judge Voids 10-Year Sentence in Consensual Teen Sex Case
Fox News.com ^ | 6/11/07 | The Bernstein Group

Posted on 06/11/2007 6:51:28 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan

ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a 17-year-old teenage male who was convicted of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: foxwrongagain
Compare these two sentences in this story:

"A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a 17-year-old teenage male who was convicted of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl."

"Although the sex act was consensual, it was illegal under Georgia law."

(Because 15 is too young to consent to a sex act under Georgia law.)

There were 17 paragraphs between those two sentences.

17 paragraphs into this sob story, you find the real reason Genarlow is in jail in Georgia. What you dont see is that the 15 year old girl was in a drunken, stoned stupor when she was molested and abused. What you also dont see until the third paragraph from the end is that the whole sorid affair was video taped. There was no doubt in anyone's mind who sat in the original trial that this guy was guilty and was convicted as prescribed by law.

Finally, another missing piece I guess Fox could not seem to dig up was that every other person involved plea bargained their way out of jail and Genarlow can still do that today if he would. But he wants to beat the system and as a result, has been in jail for two years.

This hit piece on the legal system is an effort by FOX and the other worthless news outlets to shift blame away from the criminal and onto anyone else. So typical.

Genarlow is right where he belongs.....and I applaud our Attorney General for ensuring he stays there.

1 posted on 06/11/2007 6:51:32 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Here ya go.......

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1848418/posts


2 posted on 06/11/2007 6:54:23 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Carry Daily. Apply Sparingly.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Judge orders Genarlow Wilson freed [Served over 2 years of 10-year sentence for oral sex...]
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1848499/posts

Georgia judge voids 10 year sentence in conseunsual teen sex case.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1848418/posts


3 posted on 06/11/2007 6:57:34 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Thanks, I was a work at 11am this morning, didnt have the time or equipment to follow every posting put up today. Glad you were able to spend time here.


4 posted on 06/11/2007 6:59:04 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Rest of the Story, My bad that this didnt print with the first part.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

.....the law now changed is so goofy....oral sex: 10 years. If he had had regular intercourse instead of oral sex, he would have gotten only one year on a misdemeanor. Now that is strange....Most on FR posting feel his sentence was extreme....so do I.....


5 posted on 06/11/2007 7:05:36 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub

Research the case a little first.


6 posted on 06/11/2007 7:09:53 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

I’m glad he’ll be free soon. They never should have arrested him for anything.


7 posted on 06/11/2007 7:10:23 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: Eagles6

Well I saw reports on it today showing the statutes etc. Also the prosecutor himself when asked if the girl was forced said no she wasn’t.....so, I am going off reports I heard....if it is wrong about the law, being one year for sexual intercourse, then pls correct me.....I don’t have time to do exhaustive research on every frigging story that appears on FR.....


8 posted on 06/11/2007 7:13:12 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub
"I don’t have time to do exhaustive research on every frigging story that appears on FR....."

Well I guess you may want to refrain from commenting on those 'frigging' stories.

It appears that this young "man" was at a party with his 5 thug buddies. They all had sexual intercourse with an unconscious/semi-conscious 17 yr old, they then received oral sex from a 15 yr old. The 17 yr old woke up naked, on the floor at 3 am, called her mother who took her to the hospital and authorities. His "friends", all convicted felons, pled guilty to sentences ranging from 3-6 years. Wilson went to trial.

He was acquitted of raping the semi-conscious 17 yr old but convicted of the charge that netted him the sentence.

9 posted on 06/11/2007 7:24:20 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan
...was convicted of having consensual oral sex...

So having consensual oral sex is a crime in Georgia? I suppose if he had raped her he'd be a free man and weren't we constantly told by the LSM during the clinton years that oral sex is not real sex?

10 posted on 06/11/2007 7:26:21 PM PDT by fellowpatriot
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To: Eagles6
......well I knew that....but go up to post #2 and look at all the posts....you’ll see a majority of FReepers thought the sentence was too severe.....even the prosecutor said he thought the sentence was too harsh....and I’m sure HE knows more about the case then YOU....and I comment on what I’ve already heard....if I am wrong on facts simply point them out and I’ll check it out.....but no one can fact check every single fact....so please, by all means, see what other posters thought.....and why did the prosecutor say it was too harsh?......I’m curious since you know the story.
11 posted on 06/11/2007 7:31:20 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub
I believe that I pointed out the deficiencies in your case without shouting. If you read that thread you will see a lot of disagreement. Please research the case. What I said was true and is not disputed by any evidence.

If you want to discuss the massive media campaign to free this guy or what you as a father would do if your daughter had told you she had been gang raped by 5 felons and their friend, by all means give me a "friggin" ping.

12 posted on 06/11/2007 7:45:35 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Thanks for the information that matters about this case. Drunken stupor is hardly a state of competence for consenting to anything.


13 posted on 06/11/2007 7:49:53 PM PDT by skr (Car bombs and IEDs are the exclamation marks for the latest Democrats' talking points.)
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To: Bulldawg Fan

Now arrest the parents for not watching their children! THis is why we have so many single moms on welfare! Kids have no business having sex and with proper parenting, they wouldn’t. TAKE YOUR KIDS TO CHURCH PEOPLE!!!


14 posted on 06/11/2007 7:51:29 PM PDT by nckerr ("The truth is bin Laden and his followers did not hijack Islam; they simply took it seriously.")
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To: Eagles6

...no need...if he was acquited of that ala OJ Simpson then there is no sentence....if I was a father who’s daughter was gang raped, I’d want to kill them....with that said, I still think 10 years for consensual oral sex is too harsh a punishment....I’ll stand with some from Georgia who seem to know the case top to bottom.....


15 posted on 06/11/2007 7:52:01 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: NorCalRepub

I’d just like you to do a little research on the case. This wasn’t 2 lovebirds in the backseat. It was a pretty despicable crime. The guy has a very powerful media campaign going.


16 posted on 06/11/2007 8:04:20 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Eagles6

....I get it....I read many or the posts, pro and con and since there is alot of disagreement, it obviously wasn’t as cut and dried....and your beef then is with the prosecutor and the judge who voided the sentence....seems like they need to do more research.....however they were directly involved....I think there is some parenting problems to go with....


17 posted on 06/11/2007 8:07:24 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: Bulldawg Fan

If the crime was that bad and the punishment valid, why did the DA offer a plea deal?

Remember, just because something is a law, doesn’t mean it is a just law. After this case, didn’t the GA Legislature change the law. Why did they change the law.

I have seen too many stories where prosecutor will offer the plea and the defendant doesn’t have the resources to take the case to trial. If none of the young men pleaded guilty, how would this case have turned out since I’m sure the prosecutor mentioned the other boys plead guilty so this young man must be also.

I haven’t seen all the evidence to know if he is guilty. Doesn’t the 15 year old say the sex was consenual even to this day.

What people have a hard time with is the difference in sentencing that we see. This young man gets 10 years for his one sexual act but we see female teachers get 1-3 years for having sex multiple times. Where is the justice?


18 posted on 06/11/2007 8:13:14 PM PDT by art_rocks
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To: NorCalRepub

I doubt if any of those involved had a strong father at home. Just check it out. All 5 of the others plead guilty and the msm wants you to believe they were kids. All had been convicted of multiple felonies before.


19 posted on 06/11/2007 8:13:25 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Eagles6

...yup, saw that they did....thanks for the info... even if you are 100% right, that gal bringing an overnight bag to a hotel with 6 boys/men is not a ringing endorsement.... there are lessons to be learned here by young folk for sure


20 posted on 06/11/2007 8:16:40 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: Bulldawg Fan

About time. The sentence was absurd. This was another example of a prosecutor going wild. You can’t tell me that the intent of the legislators was to punish minor males who have respond to a minor females sexual advances. Most kids that age would have responded similarly had a girl come on to them. Sending a minor away for ten years for that is absurd.


21 posted on 06/11/2007 8:22:33 PM PDT by SmoothTalker
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To: Eagles6

There are problems with your telling of the story.

Didn’t these guys tape this sorid episode? If so, I would think the tape would have been proof they raped the 17 year old girl. Why did the jury find the rape not credible? There is very little discussion on why the rape was thrown out. Is it possible that the 17 year old consent, but realized she would be in trouble if she came home at 3 am. Did she make the story up to get out trouble in her own house?

I’m sure the convicted felons realized they would get a harsher punishment if found guilty at trial so they copped a plea. Did the other 4 really believe they were guilty or did they want to avoid long jail terms? We will never know. Usually the one who squeals first and provides states evidence serves a shorter sentence.

Lots of unanswered questions based on this story. Would need to see the evidence from the trial and I want to know why the jury threw out the rape charge.


22 posted on 06/11/2007 8:23:50 PM PDT by art_rocks
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To: art_rocks
There are no problems with my telling the story.

According to Georgia law someone who is unconscious cannot give consent. The 17 yr old was either unconscious or under the influence. The reason that it has not been in the stories is because the msm has an agenda. Google this guys name and you will find a massive "freedom" campaign, much like mumia abu.

The jury foreman admitted they didn't want to ruin his life. They acquitted him of a rape charge that others plead guilty too.They convicted him of what they thought was a lesser crime. They were outraged at the sentence. There are stories that some in the jury wanted to convict him of rape but settled for the lesser charge because of the sentence.

23 posted on 06/11/2007 8:38:51 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: fellowpatriot

Read the posting.....15 year old children can not give consent to having sex in Georgia. Thats why I posted this, to show the news media slanting the story that they well know is false.


24 posted on 06/11/2007 8:40:53 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Rest of the Story, My bad that this didnt print with the first part.)
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To: nckerr

I couldnt agree more. I did notice today that Genarlow and his mother have different last names.....so what else is new.


25 posted on 06/11/2007 8:42:26 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Rest of the Story, My bad that this didnt print with the first part.)
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To: SmoothTalker

She was drunk and high on drugs, in a stupor, as seen on the video tape. Where do you get that she “came on to them”?


26 posted on 06/11/2007 8:44:16 PM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Rest of the Story, My bad that this didnt print with the first part.)
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To: NorCalRepub
There was one story in a pro-wilson article that said she brought an overnight bag that I've seen. Who said it? Was it admitted at trial? And if so what does it matter? She had extra underwear and a toothbrush so she was going to have sex with 6 guys that night?

My girlfriend carries enough in her purse for a couple of nights in the woods. Is that an overnight bag?

27 posted on 06/11/2007 8:45:36 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Dig deeper, more ammo.)
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To: Eagles6

....it doesn’t matter for anything except some intent to stay overnight.....nothing more.....


28 posted on 06/11/2007 9:05:04 PM PDT by NorCalRepub
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To: Bulldawg Fan
Read the posting.....15 year old children can not give consent to having sex in Georgia. Thats why I posted this, to show the news media slanting the story that they well know is false.

Read the article. It states that he was convicted of having consensual oral sex. How could he be charged with having consensual oral sex if it wasn't consensual? (And for that matter, how could it be considered sex? After all, didn't clinton and the LSM declare that oral sex isn't really sex?)

29 posted on 06/11/2007 9:33:29 PM PDT by fellowpatriot
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