Like Genarlow Wilson, Joshua Widner received a mandatory 10-year sentence for nonforcible sexual activity with a fellow teenager, and argued through his lawyer at Georgia's Supreme Court that his sentence was unconstitutionally cruel and unusual. Wilson last month prevailed in a 4-3 ruling, while Widner last year lost in a unanimous decision from the high court. But on Monday, a Georgia judge signed off on a plea deal that will allow Widner out of prison within days, less than halfway into his sentence.
Judge, DA Agree to Deal in Teen Sex Case
November 27, 2007