Unfair: 10 years for consensual oral sex
‘Ten years in prison for receiving oral sex. That is Genarlow Wilson’s sentence.
When he was 17 years old and a high school senior, he received consensual oral sex from a 15-year-old, 10th-grade girl.
Everyone agreed, including the prosecutor and the girl herself, that she initiated the act.
It was all captured on video — the evidence used to convict him at trial. On the tape, police saw a 15-year-old perform oral sex on one partygoer, and after finishing with him, she turned and did the same to Wilson. Under Georgia law at the time, this was considered aggravated child molestation, a felony for teens less than three years apart to have oral sex. It carried with it a 10-year sentence, even though it was only a misdemeanor for those same teens to have sexual intercourse.’