Guy Who Didn't Actually Sing Obscene Song To Kids Gets Jail Time & Restraining Order As If He Did
from the logic-people? dept
Here’s a follow up to a story we posted a few months ago, about college student Evan Emory, who put together an admittedly sophomoric video on YouTube that made it look like he was singing a sexually explicit song to elementary school kids. He didn’t actually sing that song to the kids. He did sing perfectly reasonable childrens’ songs to the kids, and only later filmed the explicit song in an otherwise empty classroom — and then, for fun, edited the two together. While this does seem childish, it’s hardly unique. In fact, the very same thing is quite frequently done on various TV shows and in movies. Yet, in this case, the guy was arrested and was facing 20 years in prison for “manufacturing child sexual abusive material.”
Well, now, as pointed out by Radley Balko, Emory has been sentenced to 60 days in jail, 3 years probation and must remain 500 feet from minors. He does not have to put his name on the sex offender registry.
And yet, the parents of the children are still angry. A news report from the courtroom shows a father complaining that the sentence isn’t enough, and how his daughter is traumatized by the whole thing. But… that leads to the obvious question of how she even heard the song in the first place. She was not present. Everyone is acting as if he actually sang the song to these kids when he did not. Emory’s own lawyer calls the plea deal “fitting,” but honestly it seems silly. Yes, the video he put together was childish and stupid, but does that really deserve jail time?
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