Monday, June 11, 2007


Georgia Judge Voids 10-Year Sentence in Consensual Teen Sex Case

ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a man who was convicted while a teenager of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl.

Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served. Under the new ruling, he will not be required to register as a sex offender.

"I just feel like a miracle happened," Genarlow Wilson's mother, Juannessa Bennett, said Monday.

The state attorney general said he'd appeal. (link)

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