Woman Sodomizes Man* [Dan Collins]
Pat Riotic sends me this interesting item:
A 20-year-old female corrections officer is facing sex assault charges for allegedly performing oral sex on a male inmate on New Year’s Eve in an Oklahoma jail. Billie Pelley told investigators that she entered inmate Bobby Mann’s cell and began kissing the 37-year-old inmate “for a while.” She then advanced to servicing Mann, but “stopped after thinking about what she was doing” . . . .
Pelley was charged last week with forcible sodomy, a felony, since Mann was not legally “capable of giving legal consent” because he is in custody. Prosecutors concede, however, that Mann, not surprisingly, consented to the oral sex.
There’s a lot to discuss here, including the very sexist proposition that because the inmate is a guy, it’s not surprising that he consented.
Having said that, though, I think the more solid legal ground for complaint is that since the corrections first initiated then ceased to service the inmate, this falls under the definition of “cruel and unusual punishment.” (* It’s the new man bites dog)
What’s your take?