A partial listing of our material on teens, sex offending, and the infamous registries.
The recent post on teen sex offenders riled up a lot of people. Most people were horrified at what is going on. A substantial minority, however, were trying hard to justify these bad laws. Many simply claim that there is no evidence that kids are being penalized for natural, sexual activity between teens.
Their argument, limited as it was, claimed that I didn’t offer proof. That they were reading what I call my “summation to the jury” made no difference to them. They ignored reams of evidence posted on this blog merely because it wasn’t handed to them on a silver platter with the summation. But that summation of the situation, was long enough. Trying to make it a definitive discussion of the issue simply makes no sense. And readers, who were too lazy to check what else was published on the matter, really shouldn’t condemn an author because of their own failure to research the matter more thoroughly.
The purpose of this posting is merely to list the dozens of articles that tackled this topic in various ways. I will list them in categories with links. Those people who pretend that every kid on the sex offender’s registries deserves his fate are not just ignorant of the facts, but intentionally ignorant. The facts are readily available and documentation exists showing this to be a widespread problem. I can understand some of this willful blindness. If you can convince yourself that the vast majority of kids on these registries is guilty of some horrific crime, it makes life easier. You can sleep better pretending things are fine. The alternative is too upsetting for some people so they pretend.
Here are the numerous articles that make up my “evidence to the jury.” The “summation” ought to be read in light of the evidence to be properly assessed.
Teenage boy false accused of sexual molestation spends, is raped in prison, attacked and abused. After spending 21 years in prison he is released as innocent. Yep, they are all guilty, aren’t they
Kids and Porn
Two 11-year-old boys face felony charges for using a school computer to find porn and showing their friends. Conviction could mean sex offender list.
Teacher investigates teens for “sexting.” He confiscates one image, that showed nothing actually, and is then arrested and prosecuted as a child pornographer.
A look at the trend in criminalizing teenage sexuality.
Sex Offender List
How the lists are used to force “offenders” into being homeless and how that lead to one man freezing to death because he was banned from having a house.
A man steals a credit card and ends up on the sex offender registry as a result.
A high school girl gives a classmate a blow job. Years later she is still on the sex offender’s registry.
A woman is groped by a man. She tells him off. He gets worried she will report him so he reports her saying she groped him. She ends up on sex offender’s list.
Indiana considers law that makes selling “obscene” material an reason for being put on the sex offender’s list. Two more cases of voluntary teen sexuality leads to life on the sex offender’s list.
Girls who whistled at some men face potential criminal action. England considers laws that would qualify said whistlers for the sex offender’s registry.
A extremely mature looking, underage girl, lies about her age. Claims to be a divorced adult tricks two men into having sex with her as an adult. Her family reports the men who are now registered sex offenders even though the girl clearly appeared to be in her 20s and admits lying about her age.
Teen boy ends up on sex offender list for consensual sex with date. Female youth worker hugs boy. Because the hug meant her breasts touch him she is arrested and put on the sex offender’s list.
A young mother breast feeds her baby. A photo of this is taken by her husband. They are arrested for child pornography and forced into sex offender therapy.
Boys play “slapping” game at school, arrested for sexual harassment and jailed. The kids all thought it was a game but the State thought otherwise. More here.
Racy photos from an Abercrombie & Fitch ad campaign gets store raided for child pornography.
Sex offender registries make reoffending more likely, thus leading to more crimes, not less. Individuals on said list include people arrested for gay sex (before it was legal), and a prisoner who masturbated in his own cell. Numerous cases itemized here.
Sex Offender Registries used by vigilantes to find victims to murder.
Teens go on sex offender list for consenting sex. One young man, added to the list for sex with his girlfriend, is murdered by a vigilante who used the sex offender’s list to find his victim.
Teenage boys finds computer controlled by malware, faces prosecution as a sex offender. The Matt Bandy case. More here, here, here, here and here.
Teenage boy faces sex offender list for streaking a school event.
Priest jogs around track in the nude, in the middle of the night, by himself. Police drive by, notice him, arrest him and he’s now a sex offender.
Man in jail cell masturbates and charged as a sex offender for doing so.
Two kids have consensual sex with each other. Both are arrested for "molesting" the other.
Two girls arrested for molesting themselves.
Four-year-old's hug deemed sexual harassment.
Six teens are arrested in Pennsylvania as “child pornographers” for images of themselves. One school based police officer claims half to 2/3rds of teens have such images. These teens, when convicted end up on the sex offender registries.
A survey of American teens shows that about one in five are legally guilty of violating child porn laws because of sexting. All these kids qualify as sex offenders no matter where they live.
Teens have sex in a car and use cell phone to record it for 30 seconds (not much was actual shown). The police get wind of it and the teens are arrested and charged with child pornography. That would make them sex offenders.
A teenage girl photographs herself nude and sends the photo to a teenage boy. The boy is arrested on child porn charges.
A 15-year-old girl in Ohio takes a photo of herself nude. She is arrested as a child pornographer for “illegal use of a minor in nudity-oriented material”. She faces the sex registry as a result.
Police imply that all students at one local high school are guilty of sex offenses for sexting or possessing said images.
Sex Panics and Kids
Study shows that few kids receive sexual solicitations on-line and most who do are older teens who used the Internet to look for sexual partners.
Even looking in the direction of children is deemed by some to be a perversion requiring regulation and police intervention.
Two elderly women want to take photos of children playing and are harassed by the police as potential pedophiles.
Sarah Palin’s daughter was pregnant and her boyfriend was the father. No charges in Alaska, but he would have faced sex charges in numerous other states and been subjected to the sex registry for it.
A 4-year-old boy hugged a teacher and is thrown out of school for sexual harassment. Another school disciplines two girls who hugged each other, calling it “inappropriate” touch.
Police officer humiliates teen girls in front of school to prove the internet is a dangerous place for kids. Proves cops are dangerous to kids as well.
Man is prosecuted for taking photos of a cheerleaders at a public exhibition. Police claim it is child pornography even if the girls are dressed. Man stupidly accepts plea bargain.
A small boy is listed for sexual harassment because he slapped another student’s butt. The police were called by the school for the offense. Hundreds of kids are so accused each year.
School covers faces of all students in on-line photos to “protect” them from imagined predators.
Ten-year-0ld suspended for asking for hug.
Kids and internet porn, are they accidentally viewing it, or looking for it.
Teacher loses control of classroom computer and arrested as sex offender. More here and here.
Five-year-old suspended for sexual harassment.
How our culture cultivates an anti-sexual attitude.
Politicians want to add "elderly" to laws on child pornography making photos of old people a sex crime.
Selling dildos a sex offense. And here, here and here.
Male dancers (clothed) arrested for pelvic thrust.