Friday’s ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia that Genarlow Wilson’s 10-year sentence for aggravated child molestation was unconstitutionally cruel and unusual offered a sense of deja vu to those who followed the 2004 case of Marcus D. Dixon.

Each case concerned a young man serving a 10-year prison term for aggravated child molestation for what each said was consensual sexual contact that occurred when he and the alleged victim were teenagers.

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