Michigan Adulterers Beware!

Just to be safe, I may send a copy of this article to Mr. Slice – not that he’s thinking of…well, nevermind.

In a ruling sure to make philandering spouses squirm, Michigan’s second-highest court says that anyone involved in an extramarital fling can be prosecuted for first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a felony punishable by up to life in prison.

“We cannot help but question whether the Legislature actually intended the result we reach here today,” Judge William Murphy wrote in November for a unanimous Court of Appeals panel, “but we are curtailed by the language of the statute from reaching any other conclusion.”

“Technically,” he added, “any time a person engages in sexual penetration in an adulterous relationship, he or she is guilty of CSC I,” the most serious sexual assault charge in Michigan’s criminal code.

No one expects prosecutors to declare open season on cheating spouses. The ruling is especially awkward for Attorney General Mike Cox, whose office triggered it by successfully appealing a lower court’s decision to drop CSC charges against a Charlevoix defendant. In November 2005, Cox confessed to an adulterous relationship.

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  1. Prosecutor puts man on CSC list months before trial. ( http://www.wluctv6.com ) Home tv6 NEWS Left column CRIME scroll down to Dabb could be released. Michigan Judge gives the OK for police to lie under oath on criminal complaints as well as on the witness stand. Michigan Attorney General states that it is legal and acceptable for prosecutors to use threats on witnesses lives as aces up there sleeves to force plea bargains, and for attorneys to use threats against witnesses lives as aces up there sleeves to force settlements in civil cases. For proof of these statements go to – http://www.bewareofmichigan.com , Michigan State Police fake 911 reports as a means to send officers to residences for Harassment and intimidation purposes.

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