Monday, January 15, 2007

Old Testament Days in Michigan

Adultery could mean life, court finds: "In a ruling sure to make philandering spouses squirm, Michigan's second-highest court says that anyone involved in an extramarital fling can be prosecuted for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

'We cannot help but question whether the Legislature actually intended the result we reach here today,' Judge William Murphy wrote in November for a unanimous Court of Appeals panel, 'but we are curtailed by the language of the statute from reaching any other conclusion.'

'Technically,' he added, 'any time a person engages in sexual penetration in an adulterous relationship, he or she is guilty of CSC I,' the most serious sexual assault charge in Michigan's criminal code."

1 comment:

Cap'n Bob said...

It's only 20 years for statutory rape. Remind me to do my philandering in the other 49 states.