I’m Sure The Dude Got High Fives; The Girl Gets Evicted – 11 Years Later

The AJC has this story that continues a discussion from another thread earlier this week. 

A 17 year old sophomore girl plead guilty to sodomy in 1997 for giving a BJ to a 15 year old classmate.  11 years later, she is now told she has to move because there is a church less than 1,000 feet from her house.   She’s been married for 8 years, and she and her husband have owned the home almost 3 years.

Two Questions:

1)  Is it time the Georgia Legislature figured out the difference between a “sex offender” and a “sexual predator”?, and

2) Wasn’t Georgia’s sodomy law struck down, and if so, shouldn’t she no longer be a registered sex offender?


  1. J Konop says:

    This is flat out wrong! This is why we need Icarus to fix Georgia!


  2. Burdell says:

    Don’t know the answer to #2, but #1 is exactly why the state Supreme Court is right to take on sex offender cases.

  3. Grrr says:

    Answer to #2, the law was struck down the year after this woman, girl at the time, participated in the act.

    Said the state’s chief justice, Robert Benham in 1988:

    “We cannot think of any other activity that reasonable persons would rank as more private and more deserving of protection from governmental interference than consensual, private, adult sexual activity.”

    Maybe the Catch22 is, she wasn’t an adult at the time.

  4. LoyaltyIsMyHonor says:

    Icarus, with such controversial questions, you are obviously an ‘activist’ front page poster. And we can’t allow that. 😉

  5. Icarus says:

    Doug – You would be amazed what pleases the TMC

    John – My attorney believes with a few more motions, he can delay my delivery to the “big house” until late 2010, maybe 2011, but probably not indefinitely.

    Game Fan – This is the second time in my short stay on the front page that someone has decided to post a Queen video in my “honor”. Is there something you guys are trying to tell me?
    Loyalty – Glad to see you’re still alive.

    Burdell and Grrr – I absolutely hate making the case FOR an activisit court, but I think the political climate is such that any legislator that tries to “fix” any of these issues runs too much of a risk of a “Friend of the Perverts” direct mail.

  6. A Typical White Person says:

    I wonder how many of our senators and reps have gotten blowj*bs while on the job? That’s “sodomy” and yet they think nothing of grouping all “sex” crimes under the category of “sexual predator” and refuse to revisit any past crimes.

    Truly, these guys are nothing but utter idiots who continue to vote for these asinine bills.

  7. AtlConservative says:

    I think this is ridiculous! There is a big difference if the woman was 27 and the boy 15, but 17 and 15? While I agree true sex offenders should not live anywhere near children (and should be castrated), there needs to be a change for situations like this. I would say the same thing if it was a 17 year old boy and a 15 years old girl. Should they have sex at that age? No, but destroying someone’s life for consesual acts between to kids is ridiculous!

  8. Tekneek says:

    Putting someone like this woman on the “sex offender registry” taints the intent, spirit, and generally the whole point of the registry to begin with. It is not reasonable that someone is a predator that needs to be tracked, and kept away from kids, schools, and churches, because they engaged in sexual activity with another high school student.

    Somewhere there is a prosecutor that needed to take a vacation.

  9. Game Fan says:

    This is what happens when you get a bunch of lawyers in the same room together. And a few Preachers in the mix and you really have trouble. And the next thing you know common sense goes out the window and average Americans wind up in cages.

  10. Icarus says:

    “…And the next thing you know common sense goes out the window and average Americans wind up in cages.”

    Whatever you do on your weekends is your own business, GF.

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