Russian Court Charges Boy As Adult Based On Large Penis Size
Say what now?? As if things in Russia couldn't get any more bizarre, a 13-year-old boy is being charged as an adult by a Russian court based on his apparent large penis size.
According to The Moscow Times:
A 13-year-old boy detained on suspicion of theft has become the subject of a biological dispute after a Russian court judged him old enough to be held legally accountable for his actions on the basis of his teeth and large genitals, a newspaper report said.
Tomas, a Hungarian national born in Ukraine, came to Moscow with his aunt in March and was arrested the same month after police accused him of stealing a mobile phone, a charge Tomas denies, newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets reported Tuesday.
Following a medical examination of his teeth and genitals, prison doctors concluded that the boy was between 16 to 17 years old, allowing the court to judge him as an adult and put him behind bars.
However, Tomas' relatives say he was only 12 years old at the time of his arrest, a claim supported by his Ukrainian documentation, which was checked when he crossed the Russian border in March.
The boy's case is under review by the regional prison service according to the report.
How is this sort of examination even legal?? Shouldn't documentation of the boy's age prevent him from being subject to this sort of invasive search and examination? Unreal.
(H/T: Wicked Gay Blog)