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February 17, 2006

Rapist in Italy May Get Lighter Sentence Because Young Victim Is Not a Virgin

Yes, 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.

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.
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.

posted at 8:43 PM by Wonky Muse

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