Thursday, March 30, 2006

Two girls arrested for molesting themselves.

Two teenage girls were arrested for victimizing "children" by posting alleged pornographic photos. The victims of the girls were the girls themselves. What was in the photo is not clear. But supposedly the girls were both in the same photo and each had posted them to their own web sites. The girls are both being held in various forms of prison at this time.

What is particularly ominous is that the case was brought against these girls for exploiting themselves by a police officer who is assigned to their high school and who monitors web sites of students! There is the possibility that the two girls may have to register as "sex offenders" for the rest of their lives for "exploiting" themselves. Depending on where they live this can mean that anytime one of them moves into a neighborhood that a notice will be put on the doors of surrounding homes identifying them as sex offenders who engaged in child pornography. I suspect the flyers will not mention that they were their own "victims" and that this policy will be justified to "protect the victims".

It should also be noted that the age of consent in Rhode Island is 16. So both girls were legally allowed to engage in any sexual act they wished. So to engage in such acts they are considered adults by the law. To photograph the same acts or even much milder actions they are deemed to be children. So they are victims and perpetrators at the same time and adults and children at the same time.