In the end, this isn’t a unique case, it just involves a same-sex couple.
Gerald Michael Ward, 31, of Panama City, was sentenced Thursday to 84 months in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. 15 to receipt and distribution of child pornography.
In September 2016, law enforcement officers traced child pornography posted in an online chat room to Ward.
Curveballs, sliders even the new and tricky split-finger fastball, he could do it all.
And John Parker - who had identified William as the man he had given a lift to after emerging blood-splattered from the woods - had originally given a description that bore no resemblance at all to William.
With no previous attempt from Kaitlyn’s girlfriend’s family to communicate their disapproval of the relationship, the 18 year old high school student was arrested in February, in her home, and taken away in handcuffs.
Her parents assumed that her girlfriend’s family was aware of the relationship, but apparently things were a bit more complicated.
In a way, it’s refreshing to see so many people allied with Kaitlyn, because her case seems so strongly tinged with homophobia.
There’s a petition to help Kaitlyn’s family with legal fees.
This is a good time to rethink not only bigotry, but how accountable minors are, as well, and perhaps to stop underestimating them.