Defendant in Teen-Sex Case 'Not Bitter'

After 2 years in prison, Wilson wants to be a mentor to others
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 29, 2007 5:36 PM CDT
Juannessa Bennett, left, mother of Genararlow Wilson, right, addressing the members of the media minutes after Genarlow was release from the Burruss Correctional Center in Fosyth Geaoria, Friday October...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Genarlow Wilson is home and, far from being bitter, making plans to help others learn from his mistakes. "I feel I have a testimony to share," he said on this morning's "Today" show. Wilson, 21, was freed Friday after serving 2 years of a 10-year term for having consensual oral sex with another minor when he was 17.

Dismissing self-pity, Wilson is focused on the positive side of his experience: “It definitely taught me valuable lessons," he said. "It’s something I want to share. I plan to help educating teens." Wilson plans to work with, a nonprofit his lawyer established to educate young people about their constitutional rights.