The Georgia Supreme Court earlier Friday ordered that he be released, ruling that his sentence was cruel and unusual punishment. Wilson, 21, was convicted in of having oral sex with a consenting year-old girl when he was Wilson said he first heard about the possibility he'd be freed Friday when someone told him word was out on the radio. Wilson said he was looking forward to spending time with his family and plans to enroll in college to study sociology. Wilson also said he doesn't regret rejecting a plea offer that could have freed him from prison months ago -- but would have required him to register as a sex offender.
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On Saturday, billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for the alleged sex trafficking of dozens of minors in New York and Florida between and In a criminal indictment unsealed Monday, federal prosecutors claimed that Epstein lured underage girls, some as young as 14, to his luxurious homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach under the guise of paying them cash for massages. He then molested them and encouraged them to recruit other young girls to return with them. The hedge-fund manager and former friend of presidents Trump and Clinton faced similar charges a decade ago but escaped federal prosecution via a widely criticized, shockingly lenient plea deal.
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Wilson's attorney, B. Bernstein, said her client would not accept a proposed plea bargain that would get him out of prison because it would require Wilson to plead guilty to a felony. She was flanked by civil rights leaders and black lawmakers, who expressed anger at the decision by Georgia Attorney General Thurbert Baker to block Wilson's release by filing an appeal of the judge's ruling. Joseph Lowery, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, called Baker's decision "unnecessary, unjust and unfounded.
Cyntoia Brown, a woman who was 16 when she killed a Nashville man who solicited her for sex, must serve at least 51 years in prison before she's eligible for release, according to the Tennessee Supreme Court. She is seen in court in this undated photo. Credit: Jae S. Brown has said she killed him after she feared he would kill her.