• RubberDuck
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    4 months ago

    Whoa it’s even worse than the title suggest:

    appointed a man to a top state prison post even though he had previously been fired from a local police force for receiving oral sex from a teen girl in a post office parking lot.

    • He had sex with a minor he committed statutory rape apparently anyone over 16 is legal in arkansas.
    • Lewd behavior in a public place.
    • While he was a cop (and in a position of power over people)
    • He is appointed to a top prison post (where he has a position of power over people even more).

    How come he was fired and is not in jail plus a registered sex offender?

    Apparently he got fired because he got caught.

    Law & order, family values… uh-huh

    • @shalafi@lemmy.world
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      4 months ago

      Because having sex with a 17-yo is legal in Arkansas? Because it is.

      He was fired for the immorality and “look” of the situation. He broke no laws.

      The story here is, “FFS, can her office not engage in the simplest vetting procedures?!”

      • @TheLadyAugust@lemmy.world
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        04 months ago

        I would like to point out that receiving oral sex in a parking lot is most likely illegal in w/e his circumstance was. If he was on the clock, or in uniform it could also be considered a “gratuity” in some sense. But that would be something for the courts to decide. You’re absolutely correct on everything else.

        • @grayman@lemmy.world
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          04 months ago

          Reading the article, he was at a gym working out and so was she. They mention she was 17 but do not provide his age nor how long ago this happened, which could help in aging him. So very likely he was not in uniform and not on the clock.

          So the illegal part is just public sex. But how did anyone even find out? That’s the part that’s missing. It was consensual, so they got caught? And the fact that her own mother defended the cop in the situation is just hilarious. Talk about trashy. All of them.