GA Prosecutor's release of tape constitutes child pornography under federal law

ATLANTA - District Attorney David McDade has handed out some 35 copies of a video of teenagers having sex at a party.

McDade says Georgia's open-records law leaves him no choice but to release the footage because it was evidence in one of the state's most turbulent cases — that of Genarlow Wilson, a young man serving 10 years in prison for having oral sex with a girl when they were teenagers.

McDade's actions have opened him up to accusations that he is vindictively misusing his authority to keep Wilson behind bars — and worse, distributing child pornography.

"This has been a ferocious, vindictive prosecution of Genarlow Wilson," said state Sen. Vincent Fort, an Atlanta Democrat. "What is going on is a vendetta."

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Douglasville Judge denies Genarlow Wilson Bail
Genarlow Wilson Rejects 'deal'
Georgia's Supreme Court to hear Genarlow Wilson's case
DA: Offer to Genarlow Wilson; Get out of jail after 5 years
Genarlow Wilson freed by Judge's Order

Listen to Wilson Smith's interview of Jason Pye where he acknowledges that many legislators in Georgia are subverting justice by trying Mr. Wilson on charges of rape in the court of public opinion


Is this how we treat our children who need the most help?

Update(7/15): AJC: 2,000 march for Genarlow Wilson's release

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