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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Great ruling, asses

Say what?!

The court ruled in favor of a man in his forties, identified only as Marco T., who forced his 14-year old stepdaughter to have oral sex with him after she refused intercourse.

The man, who has been sentenced to three years and four months in jail, lodged an appeal arguing that the fact that his stepdaughter had had sex with men before should have been taken into consideration during his trial as a mitigating factor.

The supreme court agreed, saying that because of her previous sexual experiences, the victim's "personality, from a sexual point of view, is much more developed than what would be normally expected of a girl of her age".

"It is therefore fair to argue that (the damage for the victim) would be lower" if the abused girl was not a virgin, Italian news agencies quoted the court as saying.


This means the man could now be handed a lighter sentence.


On what insane planet does this make sense?!

4 Comments:

Anonymous cat said...

GROSS. fuck.

2:40 PM

 
Anonymous Wherdragon said...

In recent years [the court] has ruled that "an isolated and impulsive" pat on a woman's buttocks at work did not constitute sexual harassment, and returned a verdict that a woman could not have been raped because she was wearing skin-tight jeans.

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Note to self: do not travel to Italy.

6:14 PM

 
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Ayeee...

Thank you for posting this, I'd not seen it.

I've tried to search out the make up of the court, but apparently Italy has several courts which might equate to a supreme court.

In any case, I've a hunch there are no women on that bench.

nelle

9:55 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of world??? One where, more and more, sex is becoming less and less taboo, and this kind of moral decline has been predicted by many people, starting in the 1920's.

4:48 PM

 

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