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See also Hall of Shame: journalists, politicians, and others
who fuel the fire of fear and hatred for children who violate sex laws

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The Unforgiven
Sept., 2001
Log on to South Carolina's Internet registry of sex offenders, and listed there...you'll find Lucas Tanner II...he was 12 years old when it happened.

Boy of 13 put on sex offenders' register for child porn
The Independent, UK
May 15, 2001
A 13-year-old boy became one of the youngest people to be listed on the sex offenders' register yesterday. A judge told the boy that he had become an "unwitting victim" in an internet child porn ring, but was placed on the register for two-and-a-half years. The Home Office said it believed there were younger offenders elsewhere in the country.

Why little boys are not sex offenders
The Guardian
Nov. 21, 2000
Overall terrifying statistics are quoted, then, as an example, an incidence of the most extreme kind is given...Yet even according to the NSPCC's own calculations, the more extreme examples only make up a small minority of the abusive actions that actually occur.

Dangerous Doctor Games (in German)
March 4, 2000
Children and teenagers in the USA are subjected to sex offender treatment that reminds one of Clockwork Orange.

6 kids charged in sex ring
Houston Chronicle
July 5, 1999
A ring of children as young as 7 in a small Pennsylvania community taught each other to have sex...Six children have been charged in juvenile court on charges including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.

Another child charged in alleged sex ring
March 17, 1998
A 12-year-old Reston girl allegedly solicited other girls to take part in a sex-for-hire scheme...A 13-year-old student at the Langston Hughes School has already been charged with similar activities.

12-Year-Old Girl Charged with Rape
June 20, 1997
Police have charged a 12-year-old girl with sexually abusing a 9-year-old boy four times over a two-month period...Though no force was involved, the girl has been charged with first-degree rape and sexual assault charges because of the boy's age.

Feb. 28, 1997
A mother discovers that the legal system's nightmarish 'cure' for child sexual abuse can be worse than the disease.

A Question of Abuse
Mother Jones
Jan., 1996
Tony was 9 years old...Juvenile Court put Tony in a 'sexually reactive children's' group...The American Civil Liberties Union Prison Project has sued a number of similar programs for adults...Tony suffered harshness and betrayal from adults; he is depressed and mistrustful.

Drastic Steps
Mother Jones
Jan., 1996
The boys are required to report on their masturbation, confessing whatever fantasies are left in their strip-searched imaginations...They must submit to random drug tests and inform potential lovers that they are a sex offender.

Girls accused in sex assaults
The Reporter, Fon du Lac, WI
An 11-year-old girl is accused of engaging in sexual contact with seven children...A 9-year-old boy is listed in the report as a child who had contact with the girl. The 11-year-old girl also was listed as one of his victims...The 9-year-old boy also is listed as a victim of the other 11-year-old girl...The boy had learned how to disarm the alarm and entered her room at night so the sexual activity could take place.

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