Saturday, March 3, 2012

Another Inadequate News Blurb

Out of New York comes a news item titled "Owego Incest Arrest."

Here's the entirely of the blurb...

A Tioga County man has been charged with incest.

The Owego Police Department arrested 62 year-old Ralph Anderson. He was arraigned in Candor Court and sent to jail on $5,000 cash bail.

Once again, the authorities and the news reporters need not identify a crime victim in order to clarify what is men by "incest." Are we talking about assault of another adult? Assault of a minor? Molestation? If so, why not charge him with those charges? If he did those things, he should be locked up for a long time.

If we are talking about consensual sex, then this prosecution is unjust and an abuse of power.

Either way, more information should be provided, so we can know who is the possibly abusive monster... Anderson or the authorities?
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