Reply To: Sexophrenia: moral mania and mass hysteria

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Alice

Thank you for your thoughtful article. I also think the judge got it mostly right since we don’t know exactly what happened. Both were admittedly very drunk so who’s to really know what went on between them? The jury found him guilty of assault not rape. The judge’s sentence of 6 months in jail to make clear that whatever the effect of the alcohol, what he did was wrong. The 3 years probation with drug and alcohol testing to supervise his behavior as he hopefully grows out of this. Plus the loss of all he had. The only thing that seems overly harsh is the registration. I wish more judges would use sentencing especially for first time, young offenders as an opportunityto reform rather than destroy.