Imagine deciding to spice up your sex life with your significant other by sending an intimate message to her/him, only to later realize the message was sent to all of your contacts. In addition to the obvious embarrassment, now imagine that the “authorities” put you in jail for “causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.” That’s exactly what happened to a 24-year-old swimming instructor in the U.K.:
Craig Evans must have thought things couldn’t get any worse after he accidentally sent a saucy text message intended for a lover to every contact in his phonebook. [...]
Among the recipients of the text were two girls aged 13 and 14, which led to Evans, who teaches swimming in a leisure centre, being arrested and charged with causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
He was jailed for 18 months at Birmingham Crown Court in July.
Source: Daily Mail
How is it that we live in a world where a man can serve 18 months for an accidental text, yet murderers roam free? There comes a point when “authorities” ought to use better judgement. You would think someone would have considered that the message was sent to ALL of his contacts, not just the young teens. He clearly didn’t incite a child to engage in sexual activity. He was eventually freed, due to lack of evidence, after serving 18 months in prison. This man’s life has been ruined over some foolishness, and that’s unacceptable.
What do you think? Should Craig Evans have been jailed for sending that text message?