February 17, 2006
Rapist in Italy May Get Lighter Sentence Because Young Victim Is Not a VirginYes, this type of logic still exists, even in the highest court of supposedly developed societies:
ROME, Italy (Reuters) -- Sexually abusing a teenager is less serious a crime if the girl is not a virgin, Italy's higher court said on Friday in a controversial ruling that immediately drew a barrage of criticism.So they think this girl has loose morals and couldn't possibly have been as traumatized as a virgin would have been, regardless of being forced to perform a sexual act against her will.
Gee, your honors, why don't you go the distance and say the perpetrator doesn't deserve to be punished because hey, she's had sex many times before, she probably enjoyed having his manhood forced down her throat.
Talk about raping her a second time. Disgusting.
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