Thursday, June 22, 2006

No rape charges?

That was my first thought also. There is a federal statute dealing with sexual assault in prisons, but the conduct here may not fall neatly within its purview.

Shouldn't we expand statutory rape to include prison guard/prisoner sex? It seems like a situation that is even less likely to involve meaningful consent than relationships between adults and minors. It appears that some states have laws like this. Why isn't there an analogue for federal prisons?
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