Today Genarlow Wilson is a part-time Morehouse student, but nine years ago his world was turned upside down after he was convicted of aggravated child molestation. In 2003, Wilson, 17 at the time, was videotaped while a 15-year-old classmate performed consensual oral sex on him. An old Georgia law considers this child molestation and a felony, carrying 10 years in prison since the girl was under 16. The Morehouse College website has the story:
Like any other student, Genarlow Wilson is just looking to be on time as he begins the spring semester at Morehouse College where he has been admitted as a part-time student.
“It’s like a rebirth – a breath of fresh air,” Wilson said. “I’m able to do what I wanted to do and attend college and excel in my studies.”
This time last year, Wilson was a Georgia inmate having been convicted of aggravated child molestation.
In 2003, he was 17, a Douglas County (Ga.) High School senior, a football star and homecoming king who was fielding interest letters from Ivy League schools.
But during a party, he was videotaped while a 15-year-old classmate performed consensual oral sex on him.
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