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who fuel the fire of fear and hatred for children who violate sex laws
Boy's life ruined by sex charge
Rocky Mountain News
Dec. 10, 2004
Victor found himself among a growing number of young people on Colorado's Sexual Offender Registry. "It was an 'I'll show you mine if you show me yours' type of thing," said Victor's mother. He can't go to the movies, the mall, amusement parks, parties or anywhere there is likely to be children. He must avert his eyes if he sees young children. He can't have a girlfriend. He has to take his meals on the porch if his parents invite over another family with kids. He has to take periodic polygraphs. "It's a high price to pay for something he did at age 12."
Child sex offenders becoming bigger and bigger problem
ABC13 Eyewitness News, TX
Nov. 19, 2004
"He got my son to stand up, pushed him against the wall and was rubbing himself on my son's backside," she told us. No longer do parents have to be concerned just about adult sexual offenders. Child "sex offenders" are on the playgrounds and even in the classroom with your children. In fact, in Harris County, there are 163 juveniles attending school while on probation for felony "sexual assault"; some as young as grade school.
Police tactic challenged
Daily Herald, Everett, WA
Nov. 15, 2004
For nearly 2 1/2 hours, an experienced police detective questioned the 13-year-old boy alone without notifying his parents, finally getting him to admit to committing a sexual assault.
County investigates alleged sex act at Head Start
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, NY
Nov. 11, 2004
Monroe County Child Protective Services is investigating an allegation of sexual contact last week between two 4-year-old boys during naptime at a local preschool program. Both children have been offered counseling. The boy who was "acted upon" had already returned to class, while the other boy was expected to return next week. "When that child returns, there will be special assistance for that child," Ring said, such as a full-time aide who could monitor his behavior.
Muskego boy faces sexual assault charge
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Oct. 6, 2004
A 16-year-old Muskego student accused of giving a "wedgie" to his former girlfriend at school is facing juvenile charges of fourth-degree sexual assault.
Law will keep some off sex offender list
Muskegon Chronicle, Mich.
Oct. 2, 2004
The new law allows teens between 13 and 16 to request their names be removed from the registry if they had sex with someone close in age. It's unclear exactly how many of the 2,258 juveniles will be affected by the change, but it isn't expected to be many. And that is a major problem with the new law, according to Grand Haven-based Citizens for Second Chances.
Foster Parents Sue County over Alleged Rape by 7-Year-Old
July 28, 2004
The negligence and equal-protection suit filed Monday in Scranton claims Luzerne County child-welfare authorities and the previous foster parents knew the 7-year-old "was a sexual predator, and had previously forced other children to engage in sexual activity." "The defendants conspired among themselves and others not to disclose... that (he) was a sexual predator," it said.
16 year old girls charged with disseminating child porn
Roanoke Times, Roanoke, VA
July 25, 2004
Two Northside High School girls took nude pictures of themselves and e-mailed them to their boyfriends.
"prank" sparks sex charge
rethink sex offender list
March 29, 2004
A 15-year-old girl has been arrested for taking nude photographs of herself and posting them on the Internet...She has been charged with sexual abuse of children.
Rise in sex crimes troubling
The Courier, Montgomery County, TX
March 28, 2004
A juvenile sex offender being brought into their facility in shackles is a sight they see all too often...Texas law does not differentiate between sexual assaults where, for example, a 15-year-old may have assaulted a 5-year-old and a case where a 14-year-old and a 13-year-old may have had consensual sex.
Boy faces charges of Internet
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, WI
March 8, 2004
DA's are prosecuting even when both consent...teachers, school counselors, social workers, and doctors are required to report sexually active adolescents.
Michigan's unfair digital scarlet letter
Detroit Free Press
March 1, 2004
The ruling doesn't mean that Michigan's curious practice of branding promiscous teenagers and other consensual offenders with the same digital scarlet letter reserved for violent sexual predators makes sense.
Georgia case raises questions about mandatory minimum sentences
January 21, 2004
Attorneys for a high school football player convicted of having consensual sex with a fellow student told the Georgia Supreme Court on Wednesday that the teen's automatic 10-year sentence amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Prosecutors insisted the mandatory prison term was exactly what state law intended for Marcus Dixon, who was convicted of aggravated child molestation and statutory rape.