Friday, February 17, 2006

Italy Decides that Non-Virgin Teenagers May Be Molested With Lesser Legal Penalties

In Italy it is not such a big deal if the young girl you molest is not a virgin. That, at least, is the decision of the Italian Supreme Court in a case involving a man who forced his 14-year old step-daughter to have oral sex with him after she refused to have intercourse.

According to Reuters,
The (Italian) supreme court (ruled) that because of her previous sexual experiences, the victim's "personality, from a sexual point of view, is much more developed than what would be normally expected of a girl of her age".

"It is therefore fair to argue that (the damage for the victim) would be lower" if the abused girl was not a virgin, Italian news agencies quoted the court as saying.
Yep. That 14-year old is "damaged goods" all right. She's like a used car, not worth as much as it was when it was new.

The logic would seem to follow that stealing a used Mercedes would bring a car thief a lesser sentence than stealing a new Cooper Mini.

In Pakistan the girl's father would probably just slit her throat to preserve his sense of honor. In Italy, I'm sure the Supreme Court would be quite understanding of that, too.

A lot of folks in Italy are very upset by the decision. One commented that the ruling would have never been made if there had been a woman on the Court.

The same Court ruled some time ago that a man could not be held responsible for raping a woman because she had been wearing skin tight pants.

I suppose she should have been wearing a burka.