http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48194-2003Jul25.html The sex crimes law under which basketball star Kobe Bryant is charged could get him a life sentence, a Washington Post story says. In a Denver date-rape case in 2000, the defendant was given a sentence of 16 years to life despite a clean record before that charge. Any convicted rapist is listed permanently on a public register of sexual offenders. Even defendants who avoid a jail term face a harsh probation regime in this . . .
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