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Old 10-01-2009, 07:55 PM
rfannan rfannan is offline
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Default Re: Disgusting (Will Wilkinson & James Poulos)

It seems to me you have to know a little about the Polanski case in order to comment on it. Will and James simply don't have that knowledge. Here are the undisputed facts:
Polanski was charged with real rape.
The girl testified to real rape (she says she was drugged and given liquor and then still resisted)
He pled guilty to statutory rape
He claims that the judge reneged on a plea bargain to sentence him to no more than the time he spent undergoing a psychiatric evaluation
He fled before sentence could be imposed

James' complaint that there is something wrong with drawing a line between 13 and 16 years old for purpose of statutory rape is just nuts. Most criminal statutes draw lines (grand theft v. petty theft, .08 alcohol v. .07 alcohol for a DUI). If you don't draw lines, you couldn't prosecute someone who raped a three year old (because a three year old isn't that different than a four year old, and a four year old isn't that much different than a five year old, et seq).
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