We all know the problem of the mainstream media calling rape “sex”, and calling raping or being raped “having sex with”. I now bring you what is expected to be a far too regular feature: “Sex” Watch.
Today, it’s the Vail Daily.
EAGLE, Colorado — A man who had sex with a 13-year-old girl in 2006 and who later threatened her with a knife will go to prison for three years, said Eagle County District Attorney Mark Hurlbert.
District Court Judge R. Thomas Moorhead sentenced Jeremy Ray Smith, 20, of Eagle, to three years in prison Wednesday. Smith will serve two years of parole after he gets out of prison and will have to register permanently as a sex offender, Hurlbert said.
In a separate case, a jury convicted Smith of unlawful sexual contact in June for looking under a bar bathroom stall at a woman’s private parts Aug. 28. He is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday.
“He is obviously a pretty bad guy, so we’re happy he’s going to prison,” Hurlbert said.
The 13-year-old girl in the first case said Smith coerced her into having sex, but he did not threaten her or use physical force, Hurlbert said. However, the circumstances don’t matter because a 13-year-old cannot consent to having sex, according to law, Hurlbert said.
Smith threatened the girl last year — when she was 14 — with a knife at the Eagle County Fairgrounds, Hurlbert said. She was not injured, Hurlbert said.
Smith had pleaded guilty to attempted sexual assault on a child in a position of trust and menacing with a weapon and was sentenced on both felony charges.
“Attempted” sexual assault? Was this a plea bargain? He was in a position of trust, and he raped her and later atthreatened her with a knife, and we’re still calling this “sex”?
Also notable is the fact that the DA seems only really convinced that he is a “bad guy” because he also peeped under a bathroom stall at an adult woman. The raping and waving knives at children – not so much a big deal in itself, unless he’s shown himself to be a “bad guy” in other ways. He faces up to two years in jail for the peeping conviction.
They don’t mention what the “position of trust” was, but of course this makes it so much worse. They also seem to have completely missed the point that coercion into “sexual activity” is rape, no matter what the age of the person involved.