This guy is really ridiculous. Totally.
Georgia’s attorney general confirms that he’s trying to keep behind bars a man who was sentenced to ten years in prison for consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.
A judge today ordered the release of Genarlow Wilson, saying his 10-year sentence for a crime that is now considered a misdemeanor was a “grave miscarriage of justice.”
But Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker says he’s filed notice of appeal of today’s ruling. He says state law doesn’t give a judge the authority to reduce or modify the sentence imposed by the trial court.
The law in question – a 10 year sentence for consensual oral sex between a 15 year old and a 17 year old – is insane as is. But for Thurbert Baker to stil push for his incarceration is just sadistic. Genarlow Wilson does not belong in jail.