27 April 2010

Is Mrs. Robinson Really That Bad?

[A Nevada] jury convicted Ms. Taylor, 34, of lewdness with a minor under 14 for forcing a 13-year-old boy to touch her breast through her clothing and soliciting him for sex.

Specifically, she "kissed a friend’s child, forced him to touch her breast and asked him to have sex with her in February 2008. Taylor claimed she was intoxicated and doesn’t remember what happened that night. She told jurors she roughhoused with the boy, but didn’t force him to touch her inappropriately."

What is the appropriate punishment?

Under Nevada law, the punishment is automatic: "a mandatory life sentence in Nevada with parole eligibility after 10 years." If released on parole she must register as a sex offender and will be under lifetime supervision.

From here and this original source.

District Attorney Gary Woodbury won't comment on why the charge was brought.

As her attorney explained in an interview: “She is getting a greater penalty for having a boy touch her breast than if she killed him."

The jury, as is typical, wasn't told what the sentence would be in the event of a conviction.

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