Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Brother Charged With Incest in Nova Scotia

The other shoe has dropped in the case I wrote about here. Now we know that two consenting adults are being prosecuted for a victimless “crime.” They’ve enjoyed sex together. And someone is upset by that, apparently.

A 19-year-old Amherst man failed to appear in provincial court Monday to face charges that he has been having sex with his sister.

The sister, 26, appeared in provincial court last week on the same charge - incest.

Both names are protected by a publication ban.

The real news here was buried…

He's also charged with assault on the sister, as well as breaking her glasses.

There is the story and possible crime. If he assaulted his sister and broke her property, prosecute him for that. Why is she being prosecuted at all? And neither one should be prosecuted for consensual sex. This sounds to me like possible case of domestic violence. “Man Allegedly Assaults Sister” is what the headline should have been.

It is ridiculous to waste police and court resources prosecuting consenting adults for having sex with each other. If all he did with her was make love to her, she'd certainly be better off than if he also attacked her. Every adult should have the right to love, sex, and marriage with any consenting adults.
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