Monday, May 23, 2005

QuickTake: Statutory Rape Among Fletcher Christian's Descendants

Pitcairn Island, population 47. And now six of them are convicted sex offenders. EconOpinion ventures to say that if these men had committed their crimes in Texas, the home of EconOpinion, that they would be serving 60 year sentences, not three years. Either there's something screwy with the statutory rape laws in other countries or in Texas. I'll let you decide.



At 10:46 AM, Blogger Alyson S. said...

Community Service for a rape charge? What is wrong with this town?
You can get whatever you want these days and get away with it with just a slap on the wrist.
These men should be jailed for life. Rape is a serious offense, and for a judge to serve these men the longest sentence being 6 years, he ought to be jailed as well.


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