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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Update on Carlisle Crown Court Prosecution of Consenting Adults

We now have an update on a case we noticed a few months back.Yes, adults in England continue to be prosecuted for consensual sex, taking resources away from preventing actual crimes, including child abuse. Here's the report from newsandstar.co.uk...
Incest charges pair photo
Frank Humphreys and Eleanor Jackson
Both Frank Humphreys, 50, and Eleanor Jackson, 22, pleaded not guilty at court to a charge of having “sex with an adult relative”.
They spoke to confirm their names and to deny the charges during a brief hearing before the city’s most senior judge, Paul Batty QC.
The charges state they are accused of having sex between December 2011 and February 2012.
And who exactly is the victim? Oh, that's right. There is no victim!
The case was adjourned for a trial early next year and both were released on bail.
We will be watching, Your Honor. Please clear them of all charges and point out the absurdity of prosecuting consenting adults for having sex.

Modern countries must keep evolving until an adult, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, is freed to share love, sex, residence, and marriage (and any of those without the others) without fear of prosecution, bullying, or discrimination.
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