Not Above the Law

A thirteen year old girl was working as a model.  The 44-year-old photographer gave her champagne and then a Quaalude before committing various acts including vaginal and anal rape.  She resisted, but only a little, because she was afraid of him.

The employer, originally charged with rape by use of drugs, perversion, sodomy, lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14, and furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, made a deal and pleaded guilty to engaging in unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor.  He fled before sentencing.

And really, what does it say about you when Woody Allen steps forward to defend your sex crimes?

Roman Polanski made arguably brilliant films and lived a long, unusual, sometimes traumatic life.  But he is a convicted rapist who never repaid his debt to society.

Shall we reward those who use their stations in life to avoid responsibility?

(Thanks to Rena Hogan for research assistance!)

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