Eddie Long questions.

A friend asked me today why prosecutors are not charging Bishop Eddie Long with a crime.  One of the explanations:  his accusers were 16 or older at the time they claim they had intimate relations with the Bishop.   Georgia law says the age of consent is 16.     We’ve seen no indication that another Georgia law will be applied to this case.  It says that a person in a position of authority who uses that controlling authority for sex with a subordinate  can be prosecuted.   For example, a few Georgia teachers have gone to prison for having sex with students.  Does a preacher have controlling authority over members of his congregation?


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