Monday, October 13, 2008

ZenTiger R18 Films with G actors

Ms R. Clarke, (age 23) and two others (who pleaded guilty) made multiple sex videos with two girls aged 14 at the time. Her line of defence was that she thought they were 17 years old. Yet examples of her "lines" in the movie were:

"your breasts feel like a 10-year-old's" and "I feel like a child molester".

If she thought they were 17, the movie script was still trying to portray the idea that they were much much younger. Is that a responsible film to make?

Said the judge of the 'I thought they were 17 excuse': "I'm of the view that it does not, as a matter of law, provide a defence"

Problem is, others have tried, and another court ruled it was a valid defence. In a case in NSW, an adult offender sexually assaulted a sleeping girl and claimed he thought she was 16, not 15 (lesser crime perhaps?) However, whilst the judge agreed it was a valid defence strategy, he didn't find the assailant's belief credible. Small mercy.

The crime of making child pornography and inciting children to sexual acts carries a penalty of up to 10 years in Australia. Her penalty was ZERO jail time, a good behaviour bond for 24 months, and her name on to a sex offenders register.

I think she has been fortunate to be let off so lightly. She thought this sentence excessive and appealed. One request I thought particularly ironic was that she wanted name suppression so that her 17 year old step brother would not find out. Apparently, 17 is too young to know of such things, but at the same time, 17 is old enough to participate in them. Go figure.

She's made a second appeal. She's declared a desire to be a child counselor. This is the reason she wants (needs) her name dropped from a sex offenders register. You cannot be a child counselor if you are on the sex offenders register. In any case, her judgment in working with problem children is questionable.

It's not really the specifics of this story that caught my eye.

Firstly, I thought the story headline was overly sensationalist: Lesbian Porn Star.. blazed the news feed. Hardly. A women who makes low budget porn flicks. She's pregnant or just had a baby, so is probably not a lesbian.

Secondly, there is constant pressure on the law to crumble under diminishing responsibility of the criminals. Here, a casual disregard for demanding proof of age and a push for a defence based on "I assumed". The result was a 10 year sentence reduced to a good behaviour bond. Maybe the other two fared worse?

With self-defence laws (to change the topic slightly), the criminal can have the intent of murder, but if they get hurt first, the victim has to expect a hard fight to prove he was in danger, and the response was not excessive. Diminishing responsibility of the criminal, even though they were the instigator.

Expect such cases to continue to push the boundaries, and as the penalties diminish expect the boundaries to slide.

Related Link: Lesbian Porn Star Wants To Clear Name

Related Link: Guilty of Lesbian Underage Romp

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3 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Can't blame her for trying (to clear her name so she can work with disadvantaged children). Wouldn't think it will happen, though.

ZenTiger said...

Yeah, it's hard to know with these stories how innocent the person is of the crimes accused, as the media don't always report the full story.

On the face of it, she hasn't shown the kind of maturity and care I'd expect of a child counselor, and the papers don't mention if she is trained in this, or if this is a new career to embark upon.

If the latter, she could consider proving herself by getting the credentials (this would require some study and certification), making a decision to move away from this kind of life and then call on the mercy of the court to remove her name from the register.

If so, good luck to her.

MK said...

"The crime of making child pornography and inciting children to sexual acts carries a penalty of up to 10 years in Australia."

Yeah, i'd like to see that actually happen. I think the smart money will be on lucifer having a change of heart.

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