Georgia Court Orders Release Of Man Jailed For Consensual Sex As Teen

AP Via Yahoo: Georgia's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of a young man who has been imprisoned for more than two years for having consen

AP Via Yahoo:

Georgia's Supreme Court on Friday ordered the release of a young man who has been imprisoned for more than two years for having consensual oral sex with another teenager.

The court ruled 4-3 that Genarlow Wilson's 10-year sentence was cruel and unusual punishment.

Wilson, 21, was convicted of aggravated child molestation following a 2003 New Year's Eve party at a Douglas County hotel room where he was videotaped having oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. He was 17 at the time. Read more...

Wilson's sentence was voided in June, yet he remained in prison for more than four additional months and has lost over two years of his life. Can you imagine if this sort of nonsense took place all over the country? Millions of teens would be imprisoned for simply possessing hormones and experimenting with sex. The kind of ignorance that breeds this sort of inhumanity ruins lives, and in some cases, kills.

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