Mercer University law professor Sarah Gerwig-Moore represents a young man few know but whose plight will sound very familiar.

Like Genarlow Wilson, whose highly publicized case this week reached a new level of drama, Joshua Widner was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a sexual encounter with a fellow teenager that his lawyers say today would be considered a misdemeanor. In both cases, courts have found that neither girl was forced to give oral sex.