When freedom is slavery and sexual abuse of a minor is affirmed for fantasies of kissing a minor
In 1984, freedom is slavery, war is peace, and ignorance is strength. Yet, such wordplay came today not from Orwell, but from Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals, which affirmed a teacher’s conviction for sexual abuse of a minor despite his not expressing any physical interest in the apparently willing minor student "victim" beyond kissing (apparently only fantasizing about but never doing the kissing, and never spending time alone together) and holding hands. Walker v. Maryland, ___ Md. App. ___ (June 28, 2012).
Had Walker not been in a custodial nor teacher role over the alleged victim, he would not have been convicted, and likely not charged. Granted, Walker’s obsessive and constant professions of being "in love" with and completely attached to the minor "victim" are beyond creepy and confirm he is not fit to work with minors. However, that does not justify prosecuting and convicting him for nothing more than the foregoing behavior.