Thursday, January 25, 2007

Keep It In Your Pants Next Time

The media weeps for another criminal:

Once, he was the homecoming king at Douglas County High. Now he's Georgia inmate No. 1187055, convicted of aggravated child molestation.

When he was a senior in high school, he received oral sex from a 10th grader. He was 17. She was 15. Everyone, including the girl and the prosecution, agreed she initiated the act. But because of an archaic Georgia law, it was a misdemeanor for teenagers less than three years apart to have sexual intercourse, but a felony for the same kids to have oral sex.

10 years seems a little harsh, but this "archaic" law is to protect vulnerable young girls from testosterone-injected seniors in high school. Despite how it sounds, there is quite a difference between a 15 year-old girl and a 17 year-old boy.

Hopefully his case will raise awareness among other horny teenagers to keep it in there pants if they can't pay the price.