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who fuel the fire of fear and hatred for children who violate sex laws

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Deal made in sex case involving 8-year-old
Detroit Free Press
Nov. 21, 2003
He allegedly fondled four girls May 13 during an unsupervised class viewing of the movie "Mary Poppins".

7-Year-Old Boy on Trial for Molestation
ABC News
Nov. 13, 2003
“He doesn't even know what a sex act is," said Goodman, who likened the case to children playing doctor.”

Kids Listed On The Sexual Offenders Registry
FOX 21 News, Greenville, SC
Nov. 11, 2003
He was 13 at the time...he will be required to register on the Sexual Offenders’ Registry and will be listed there for the rest of his life.

Social Services: This is not a child sex ring
The Reporter, Fon du Lac, WI

Oct. 5, 2003
...the sexual contact that occurred among the children was consensual.

Teen pleads guilty to sexual assault charge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI
Sept. 10, 2003
A 15-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a reduced charge stemming from his kissing and touching with his then-girlfriend.

SC Supreme Court OKs juvenile sex offender registration
WIS-TV News, Columbia, SC
Aug. 12, 2003
Forcing a boy to register after he was convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct when he was 9-years-old does not violate the child's due process.

Court of Appeals Decision: State of Wisconsin vs. Stephen T.
The 1997 allegations arose out of a children's game of "capture the flag"...The trial court also ordered [10 year old] Stephen to provide a DNA sample and to register as a sex offender.

Family fights for son's freedom
Killeen Daily Herald, TX
May 31, 2003
Their two children, John and Michael, were imprisoned for sexual assault — a crime the victims now say never happened...[an expert witness] had committed eight violations when interviewing the Arena brothers. Among the violations was the use of an invalid testing instrument, the Abel Assessment.

I've Been Treated Like A Monster
KOMO News, Seattle, WA
April 16, 2003
Eleven years ago, when he was 15, he had sexual contact with a 13-year-old female cousin...the county considers him a Level 3 sex offender, the most dangerous level.

Court: Juvenile Offenders Must Register
Associated Press
Feb. 23, 2003
Sex offenders as young as 12 can be ordered to register as "sexual predators" for the rest of their lives, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled. Justice Thomas Kilbride, in his dissent, noted that the law required a 12-year-old sexual predator to be labeled for life but not a 16-year-old sex offender convicted of murder.

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