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Court overturns woman's sex-for-Phillies-tickets conviction
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday overturned the attempted prostitution conviction against Finkelstein, the Philadelphia woman accused of trying to trade sex for Phillies tickets in Bensalem during the 2009 World Series.
The appeals court's 11-page opinion stated that Finkelstein's "conduct did not exceed the ambit of 'private illicit sexual relations.' "
The misdemeanor criminal charge was designed to prevent the harmful effect of commercial prostitution and the exploitation of women, neither of which was evident in Bensalem's case, the opinion said.
"Indeed, Susan Finkelstein appears as the embodiment of 'a girl not generally engaged in commercial activity (who) nevertheless consents to have intercourse on a particular occasion in exchange for a promised reward,' " the court said.
"I had said it's not illegal to be a slut," Finkelstein's attorney, William Brennan, told the newspaper Tuesday. "And that's kind of what the court is saying."
Originally posted by MrUncreated
The government only really cares when they're not getting a percentage of what you make.
She added that her marriage hasn't suffered at all, saying her husband has been "her rock" throughout the ordeal.
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
Finkelstein served a year of probation and completed 100 hours of community service following her conviction. She also had lost her public relations job at a Philadelphia cancer research facility amid the publicity surrounding her arrest.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
But I think laws need to be in place to protect child exploitation and to ensure that no one is forced into it.
Originally posted by 547000
Well, when you buy your girlfriends nice things so they sleep with you it isn't considered prostitution either.