Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Teresa Carr Deni apparently believes that it's impossible to rape sex workers.
Judge Deni dropped all sex and assault charges against defendant Dominique Gindraw at his preliminary hearing where he was being accused of raping a prostitute at gunpoint and inviting three of his buddies to rape her as well.
Deni deemed that the charges should have been "theft of services."
Deni remarked that the case "minimizes true rape cases and demeans women who are really raped." (Undoubtedly the woman was thinking while being assaulted at gunpoint, "Well, at least I'm not being really, really raped cause that would be just awful.")
The Philadelphia Daily News article goes on to note that, "The defendant was charged in an identical incident involving a 23-year-old woman four days later..."
Well, why the hell not?
Maybe if Gindraw graduates to raping and killing prostitutes, they can charge him with "theft of services" and "interruption of a business." Then they can give him a ticket or something....
(h/t to Shakesville)
In Other Stupid Pennsylvania Legal Moves News:
A woman in West Scranton, PA is facing possible jail time for swearing at an overflowing toilet in her own home.
Seems her neighbor is a police officer and didn't like her use of profanity (heard through an open bathroom window) and called his buddies over.
The woman was cited with using obscene language or gestures “with intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance or alarm or recklessly (creating) a risk ...”
It should be noted that the woman said that the off duty officer yelled at her to "Shut the fuck up."
He doesn't appear to have been charged with any crime....