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more child porn silliness

2007-07-13 23:22:00.115224+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Release of tape in teen sex case may violate child-porn law. A tape used in the prosecution of Genarlow Wilson who's serving time for having consensual oral sex with a 15 year old girl when he was 17, has been distributed by the DA:

Douglas County District Attorney David McDade has estimated he has given the tape to about three dozen people -- including reporters, lawmakers and members of the public -- after receiving open records requests, according to The Associated Press. He told the AP Georgia's open records law requires him to do so.

However, since posession of child pornography is a crime, presumably the federal prosecutor who's disturbed about this, David Nahmias, U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, should at least be able to go after everyone the DA's office gave the tape to...

Dang, I love it when knee-jerk laws start tying each other in knots.

[ related topics: Sexual Culture Law ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-14 00:19:17.029466+00 by: Larry Burton

The prosecutor has been releasing the tape because it allegedly shows Mr. Wilson having sex with a semi-conscious sixteen year old that most likely wasn't consensual. He's doing this to gain support in keeping Mr. Wilson behind bars while he appeals an appeals court judge's ruling that Mr. Wilson should be released.

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-14 01:24:40.6782+00 by: dexev

Larry -- the original jury saw the tape, and specifically acquitted Wilson of that charge of rape. So 'most likely wasn't consensual' is at best a misleading statement.

theagitator.com has been doing an excellent job of keeping up with this story

#Comment Re: made: 2007-07-15 21:41:23.158701+00 by: Larry Burton

I haven't seen the tape, just heard the assertion from the DA of what it contains. I was under the impression that charges were never brought against Mr. Wilson for the rape of the sixteen year old. All I know for sure is that it is quiet likely that there is much more to this story than a seventeen year old getting a blow job from a fifteen year old. I also understand that if Mr. Wilson is released then there are more than a few other prisoners that should also be released or at least there cases reviewed for possible release.