[ExI] sodomy north

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Mon Jun 1 00:07:48 UTC 2009

At 09:35 AM 6/1/2009 +1000, Stathis wrote:

>James Moseley thought sodomy laws applied only to 
>homosexuals.  Charged with sexually assaulting his estranged wife, 
>the Georgia carpenter testified at his trial that she willingly had 
>oral sex with him. The jury acquitted Moseley of rape, but found him 
>guilty of consensual sodomy.  He was sentenced to five years in 
>prison and served 18 months before being freed in August 1989. "I 
>had no idea that I was incriminating myself," said Moseley, now 38. 
>Although sodomy prosecutions are rare, they do occur, against both 
>homosexuals and heterosexuals.  In North Caroline, a heterosexual 
>man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and served two for having 
>oral sex with a woman in 1988.  A Maryland man was sentenced to 18 
>months' probation for heterosexual sodomy in 1986.  And in 1988, a 
>female Marine corporal was imprisoned for six months at Quantico 
>Marine Corps Base for having oral sex with a woman."

Well, that just sucks.

(I always assumed sodomy referred to buggery [i.e. anal penetration]. 
But then the Law, as we know, is an ass.)

Damien Broderick


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