Wednesday, March 22, 2006

His Other Mistake

A couple of weeks ago in Florida, a 25-year-old man was sentenced to five years in prison for lewd and lascivious battery on a minor.

He had pleaded no contest to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. The judge showed some mercy because of his remorse, and because without his cooperation and confession conviction would have been very difficult.

Still, though he is described by his family as a good person and a hard worker who made a mistake, he will be deported back to Mexico once he has served his sentence.

And of course, prison being what it is, it will not be easy for him, given what he was convicted of.

Yesterday, in Florida, a 25-year-old woman, Debra Lafave, had the Marion County charges dropped against her for having sex with a 14-year-old boy. She had previously been sentenced in Hillsborough County to 3 years of house arrest.

In her house.

She's been taking an online course in journalism. She wants to be a reporter. She smiled with excitement yesterday at her press conference talking about it.

While the other man is still being raped in prison, she will probably be a guest on The View.

His first mistake was having sex with a minor. His other mistake was not being born a woman.

1 comment:

Sean Tisdall said...

Viva post-f***ing modernism. One of the things that made Duckman so appealing, his trenchant modernity.