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Tuesday, October 31

Assaults With Unwanted Bodily Fluids

JC wanted me to take a stab at a story she read in her paper today. I did some research and found a similar story from earlier in the month. I'm in shock so I'll try to just explain it with little or no personal spin (yeah right):
Last of 3 UConn students gets 75 days in sex incident "Affidavits supporting their arrests say the three men took turns masturbating on the sleeping female student inside the dorm room shared by Skvirsky and Brohinsky in Watson Hall at the UConn Storrs campus."
Good heavens. These boys were charged with reckless endangerment. I would have kicked their asses.

It appears however that Connecticut legislators were fed up with the loophole that men who ejaculated on women against their will even if they didn't touch the women, were only being charged with reckless endangerment and not sexual assault. Indeed. Previously, you had to make contact with a person in order to be charged with sexual assault.

A new Connecticut law took effect on October 1, 2006 that expanded the definition of illegal sexual contact to include assaulting another person with unwanted bodily fluids originating from the genital area. This is now classified as fourth degree sexual assault. Put a sock on it. Since the 3 men ejaculated on the young women in September, they can't be charged with sexual assault. Alrighty then.

Jersey Cynic sent me this story. Student Faces Rape Charge:
UConn Senior Also Charged Under New State Statute On Unwanted Bodily Fluids
"VERNON -- A UConn senior was charged Monday with raping a woman, then ejaculating onto her face and hair - becoming the first person in the Tolland Judicial District, and possibly the state, to be charged under a new sexual assault statute that went into effect Oct. 1."
Double whammy. Oh wait, there's more. He's up the creek: "Daniel Ballerini, 21, a finance major with aspirations for law school, was charged Monday with first-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault (the unwanted bodily fluid statute), first-degree unlawful restraint, possession of cocaine with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with a witness." The victim first said that she didn't want to tell the whole story because it would ruin the boys life. It turned out though that the boy 'urged' her not to talk. So we'll just have to see about that.

The female prosecutor wanted the boy to be prevented from returning to UConn but the female judge agreed with the male defense counsel that it wouldn't be fair to prevent the boy from finishing his senior year but he had to stay away from the victim. The school did not say how they would handle this situation.

Jersey Cynic, dear, I have to let this sink in a bit more. I'll mop the kitchen floor now. I'd like for the blondesense lawyers to chime in- Red State Blues and Texas Jaye.

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