Monday, November 10, 2008

People v. Anderson (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 10, 2008)

Justice Duffy decides to publish this opinion today in an effort, I'm sure, to remind everyone not to touch your babysitter. Especially if she's 14 or 15. And even if your touching is only over her jeans and on her inner thigh (with, at most, touching the rim of her underwear).

Because it's six months in prison and a lifetime of registration as a sex offender if you do. Even if it's your first offense and even if all your other babysitters love you.

A salutory lesson.

To slightly reprise a line from Risky Business: "Get off the babysitter." Indeed, don't get on her in the first place.