Tuesday, July 17, 2007

It's about time we start seeing some common sense in the court. This is in stark contrast to the idiots in Georgia who sentenced a kid to 10 years in prison for getting a blow job. The courts there, despite the parents of both kids, threw the boy in prison. Of course the boy was black and the girl white so it makes sense.

Darwin, in today's world, would have gone to Georgia. No doubt. See www.democracynow.org for the details.

Utah court clears girl, 13, of sex abuse
SALT LAKE CITY, July 17 (UPI) -- The Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that finding a 13-year-old girl and her 12-year-old boyfriend guilty of sexually abusing each other is "absurd."

The high court dismissed the charge against the girl, identified in court documents only as Z.C. of Ogden, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. The boy had not appealed the finding of delinquency.

The girl was 13 when she became pregnant in October 2003. State authorities filed sexual abuses charges against her and the boy in July 2004.

Justice Jill Parrish, in the court's opinion, said the Legislature may have been trying to discourage reckless behavior by teenagers. But she said legislators could not have intended to treat both parties to a consensual sex act as simultaneously victims and perpetrators.

Parrish said the ruling applies only in cases where no victim can be identified and not to those where an adult has sex with a minor.

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