Thursday, February 24, 2011

Another Inadequate News Item on Incest

Here's another "incest" news report that is severely lacking in details.

A 51-year-old man who admits committing incest with his half-sister, will be sentenced on Monday.

The accused man who cannot be named, is being sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court after pleading guilty to a 6-year period of abuse.

When did this happen? It is very easy for a 51-year-old (or, 45 or 44 six years ago) to have a half-sister who is an adult; not so likely his half sister was a minor any time recently. So, was this a case of child abuse decades ago? Rape? Or consensual sex between adults? We don't know, because all three of those would be called "incest" in the news and by law enforcement. But only the first two should be crimes. If it was either of the first two, he should be locked up for a long time. If it was the third one, he shouldn't have even been arrested.
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