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Georgia / Wilson Sex Case / Johnson Interview / Bernstein Interview #858456

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Feb 17, 2007
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(Studio: Rick Sanchez) Earlier interview held with Georgia state senator Eric Johnson† about the case of Genarlow Wilson, a teen who was convicted as a sex offender for having consensual oral sex with a teenage girl. [JOHNSON – says for the legislature to get involved is the wrong action; insists it was a rape; comments on the jury’s decision.] Live in-studio interview held with Wilson’s attorney B.J. Bernstein about the case. [BERNSTEIN – calls Johnson’s remarks despicable and outrageous; comments on the legislature’s decision to change the law on teen sex; states Johnson’s push to keep Wilson in prison is political and may be racially motivated; says anyone convicted of teen sex should not be on a registry and should not be in prison; reviews the restrictions for sex offenders.]
Sanchez, Rick

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