Sunday, January 15, 2012

Consenting Adults Should Not Be Prosecuted For Sex

From the Bahamas comes a case in which a 30-year-old man was arrested for "having sex" with his 62-year-old mother. The article doesn't say that he forced himself on his mother, nor does it say she contacted the authorities. Without that information, this seems to me like a case of consensual sex between adults being prosecuted under ridiculous incest laws.

In a subsequent report, it is noted that she is not being charged, and that the man is claiming police brutality.

If this was a matter of consensual sex, it shouldn't be a criminal matter in the first place. Not only has this man been subject to law enforcement action, and had his picture published, but he's possibly been abused, too. At the very least, this is a waste of law enforcement resources. An adult should be free to share love, sex, residence, and marriage with any consenting adults.
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