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All three suspects were initially placed in jail under a $500,000 secured bond, but Judge Cathrine Stevens reduced Taylor and Washington's bond to $50,000 Thursday. All three were in the Orange County Jail Thursday afternoon.
Eleven years ago, Kelly Lumadue, then 21, had sex with a 5-year-old boy. There's no disputing it. It was captured on videotape. But should she spend the rest of her life in prison?e who commit this type of crime, he said. What the case points out, Slobogin said, is the weakness of mandatory sentences.
In June, a Seminole County jury watched those tapes and convicted her of two counts of capital sexual battery. Before she could be sentenced -- and the only sentence allowed by Florida law is life without the possibility of parole -- a judge ordered a new trial.
The boy, now age 16, was not a witness at her trial. He does not remember what happened. That is significant, wrote Circuit Judge Clayton Simmons, who presided over her trial, then ordered a new one.
"The fact that the defendant faces a Draconian punishment for a crime where the victim is alive and apparently living a normal life some eleven years after the criminal act, when criminals who have killed people are released from prison almost daily, makes it even more imperative that the defendant receive a fair and impartial trial . . . ," he wrote.
Under Florida law, however, the damage to the child is irrelevant, said Christopher Slobogin, a professor at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida. The defendant either committed the crime or she didn't. The Florida Legislature meant to be very tough on thos
yeah, 8 and 9? Sounds kind of fishy. I really doubt some kid is getting a chubby at 8 or 9.
Feminist response: Rape is about power, not sex.
(Unless of course a woman does it. In which case the man is still to blame.)
Amanda Reagan Smith, 27, was taken into custody nearly three months after she told authorities that a knife-wielding carjacker forced her to drive to a secluded, wooded area in Greenville.
The lawsuit was served on Dail in Fort Myers, Fla., where he moved after his release -- and where his son now lives with him.
Also, isn't the real question: Has homosexuality risen with the rise of feminism (or feminisms support of it)?
You also haven't told me why you think that non-gender normative behavior (and teachings) do NOT cause a rise in homosexuality?