Genarlow Wilson to be Freed

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Genarlow WilsonIf this doesn't bring JanieBelle out of her hiatus I don't know what will!

MSNBC reports that Georgia's Supreme Court orders Genarlow Wilson's release.

Wilson has been imprisoned for two and a half years after being convicted of aggrevated child molesting because he had consensual oral sex with a 15 year old girl when he was 17. His crime came to light during the investigation of a rape that occured at a New Year's Eve party, and while he was acquitted of the rape he was seen on video tape engaged in illegal but consensual sex with a girl who was 15. Neither the girl nor her mother supported the prosecution of Wilson, and later the Georgia legislature changed its own laws so that the crime that Wilson committed would in the future be considered a misdemeanor rather than a felony. They did not make the new law retroactive, though. (If he'd been convicted under the new law he would have served no more than 12 months, and possibly less.)

For past Sex in the Public Square posts on the Genarlow Wilso case, click here.