In these modern times, a child needs legal counsel before playing doctor, before taking photos, or before just hugging a fellow kid.   Sex laws seriously traumatize and scar little children. 10y olds become registered sex offenders, 6 year olds accused of sexual harassment, and 13 year olds risk 10 years in jail for having a 12 year old boyfriend.  Innocence of childhood is being taken away by pedo-hysteric perverts that invent and enforce absurd laws that grow out of the sex-obsessed religious mind.

A few decades ago, sexually curious children would get a little slap on the wrist or an admonition. Nowadays they get police arrest or at least a school suspension.

Obviously children need to be taught. and warned about these dangers. Not so much the dangers of sexuality. Children need to understand the dangers of man-made crazy laws.

But, how do you teach a 5 year old, or even a 12 year old that adults made insane laws that will cruelly punish him for taking nude photos of herself, playing doctor or “harassing” a kindergarden mate through hugging? Sexuality for children is even more complex then for adults

Get a lawyer before sex: 27 precautions before risking sex with a woman

You really need legal counsel if you are a minor, 16y, 13y, or 5 years old

There is no way a child or adolescent can live without a lawyer. The law mercilessly “protects” minors against exploitation, even by themselves.

If you are a minor, merely taking a photo of yourself naked is a legal nightmare (production of “child pornography”)

By this logic, if a child looks into the bath room mirror and sees her naked body, she is looking at child pornography!?

Every 5 year-old is stepping in a legal mine field if s/he wants to play doctor.

Criminalizing Child’s Play
by Marshall Burns, Ph.D. [...]

What used to be called “playing doctor” for young children or thought of as normal sexual experimentation for older teens is now enough to get a kid arrested, taken away in handcuffs, put in juvenile jail, subjected to draconian psychological “treatment,” and put on a sex offender registry, often for the rest of his or her life! This is not just for aggressive or violent behavior, but for innocent, consensual play among giggling kids.

This report presents statistics on juvenile sex offenders, as well as details and references on 66 cases of the formal admonishment of children as young as four for behavior interpreted as sexual and criminal prosecution of children and teenagers for consensual sexual activity. This is a small sample of tens of thousands more cases like them across the United States and in some other countries.

solresearch.org/~SOLR/rprt/JSOs.htm#Ref_1

Now every 7 year old, as soon as she is able to take a photo with a cell phone, needs to be accompanied by a lawyer, in order to know these important facts of life. Of course, these regulations need to be part of every school curriculum, from kindergarden to high school.

12, 14, 16 year olds, when engaging in sex, or just sex foreplay, are subject to varying laws, depending on country and state they are in.  One of the most absurd cases is here

Do kids who are just “messing around” have to worry about these laws?

solresearch.org/~SOLR/QnA.asp?group=30#Ref_PlayDoctor

Yes, they do. 11-year-old registered "sex offender"

11-year-old registered “sex offender”

What used to be called “playing doctor” for young children or thought of as normal sexual experimentation for older teens is now enough to get a kid arrested, taken away in handcuffs, put in juvenile jail (or sometimes even adult prison), subjected to draconian psychological “treatment,” and put on a sex offender registry, often for the rest of his or her life! This is not just for aggressive or violent behavior, but also for innocent, consensual play among giggling kids. See the SOLR report, Criminalizing Child’s Play , for data on the formal admonishment of children as young as four, and criminal prosecution of first graders, for innocent sexual behavior.

10 year old girl registered as sex offender for 25 years. Her crime:
1) Fully clothed pretend-sex & 2) nude flashing

Another example of the disruption due to registration was described in Moore’s USA Today article (2006). Leah DuBuc, age twenty-two, and a resident of Michigan, was adjudicated
at the age of ten for sexual experimentation. DuBuc and her two stepbrothers age eight and five were caught flashing each other and pretending to have sex with their clothes on. Two years later DuBuc plead guilty to first and second degree sexual conduct and was sentenced to eighteen months in a residential treatment program and was required to register as sex offender for twenty-five years. DuBuc’s youthful mistake has made it difficult for her to find or keep a reasonable job; she suffers from community harassment, and has been refused financial aid, thus limiting her education level. DuBuc petitioned to be added to the non-public registry instead of the public registry but was denied because she was more than five years older than one victim at the time of the offense. DuBuc claimed the court had poor mathematical skills because her stepbrother was five and she was ten at the time of the offense cjcj.org/files/attitudes_towards.pdf

66 Cases of Persecuted Juvenile Sexual Activity
Brief descriptions of 66 cases of children and teenagers, from four to 19 years of age, who were either formally admonished by their schools or criminally prosecuted as a result of innocent or consensual sexual acts. Each case is documented by at least one reference to reputable news reports and/or court documents.

Read 66 cases of Persecuted Juvenile Sexual Activity

Today’s legally acceptable behavior can become a crime on kid’s birthday

Sex with 12 year old boy became a crime on her 17th birth day

1) A judge has sent a 17-year-old girl to a restorative justice conference before deciding if she should be punished for having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

In Napier District Court, Judge Tony Adeane observed the offence of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, instigated by the boy, happened on the girl’s 17th birthday, and had it been a day earlier she would not have been in the court.
nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10684597

In Brazil sex with 16 year old girlfriend became crime on his 18h birthday

2) In Brazil, where adolescents are so protected, that they (almost) get away with murder, a man was arrested on his 18th birthday. He was doing the same thing with his 16 year old girlfriend that he had done, legally, for years, while he was 17y or less.  But now, on his 18th birthday, he became criminally liable for seducing a minor.

Avid readers of child sex abuse books clamor for punitive laws

We were blissfully unaware of the fact that there are many many books dedicated to child sexual abuse. Emotional women devour such child abuse literature and get in a frenzy, demanding stricter laws.  Just looking at the titles and descriptions made us sick (child abuse true stories).  People who are enamored with such child abuse literature demand action

Perverted law enforcement persecutes normal average children

It took me a while to believe that Angry Harry was right: people who make and enforce these “child protection” laws have morbid obsessive phantasies about child sex.

Laws and law enforcement activities born out of these morbid phantasies do serious harm to little children and adolescents. These kids commit normal acts, sometimes somewhat “naughty” acts that then get blown out of proportion and criminalized instead of causing a simple admonition.

thousands of women ‘therapists’, who fantasised about child sex for years on end, who badgered children as young as three with sexual thoughts and imagery, and who harmed tremendously thousands of children and families, are barely criticised, let alone imprisoned.How do they get away with this?

Well, one technique of theirs is to continue to make a huge fuss over child sexual abuse and to claim that they are thoroughly appalled by it.

The truth, however, is likely to be very different.

My guess is that they love it.

Finally, I was shopping at ASDA (Wal-Mart) last week. They have a very small selection of books on sale. And I presume that they only sell those books that are in particularly high demand by the public. About 20% of the titles of the entire range were to do with ‘abuse’, and another 20% were to do with serial killers, murderers, torturers and, in general, ‘evil’ people. You know the type. angryharry.com/es_chris_langham.htm

We at Human-Stupidity were shocked to find this HUGE amount of child abuse literature on Amazon.co.uk

Books › “Child abuse”

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Why do people legally devour Child abuse books by Amazon and inadvertent possession of a picture is a heinous crime punishable by decades in jail? What about the children photographed on the cover of the child abuse books?

Adolescent sexual rights to be attracted to older guys

If you are a teenage girl that likes older guys (which is almost all teenage girls), you might excape jail, but your lover will not. There are babies that grow up fatherless (and penniless), because our justice system rips apart a functioning young family unit.  21 year old father is in jail, against the express wishes and protest of 16 year old mother. She is too immature to understand that all this is for her own protection. I am sure you understand how this protects her against exploitation.

I predict that at some remote time, in a few decades, there will be a movement for the civil rights and sexual rights of minors. In the famous case of Mary Kay Letouneu, her underage “victim” (as soon as he reached majority) successfully petitioned to remove the restraining order that kept her away from him, and subsequently married his “rapist” and mother of his children.

Age discrimination

Why can a 15 year old have sex with a 15 year old, but a 35 year old can not? This constitutes clear age discrimination. Of course, in an age where all constitutional guarantees of due process are anulled in alleged rape cases, such a minor illegality will not be remedied easily.

Gender discrimination

Boys’ punishments incomparably harsher then girls’. In this example, a girl and a girl were arrested by the same police for the same crime and treated very differently:  A 17 year old and a 14 year old having sex. Where the 14 year old had lied that her age was 16.

The 16 year old did not have legal counsel about local laws. He failed to diligently do ID check, background check.  He should have read this article here, and also Get a lawyer before sex: 27 precautions before risking sex with a woman.

Due to laws that protect children, the 17 year old children (never forget that nowadays 17 year olds are children) were arrested and charged.

After a 17-year-old boy had sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend, he was charged with a felony for statutory rape. When a 17-year-old girl in the same town commited the same crime, she was charged with far less. Was the boy the victim of gender bias? [...]

In the words of his attorney, Jeffrey Purnell, “This child, this 17-year-old high-school kid, had to spend a week in jail—they locked him up and they put him in jail with grown-ups.”

His crime: Having sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend. And, perhaps, being a boy.

“These are kids,” said Purnell. “It’s ridiculous. Lawmakers criminalize common behavior among children, and it’s frustrating, really.”

The day after Alan’s arrest, Sheboygan authorities arrested Norma Guthrie, also 17, for having sex with her 14-year-old boyfriend. Norma, however, did not have to spend a single day in jail. She was released immediately, on signature bond, while Alan was held on a $1,000 cash bond, which his family could not afford. Sheboygan County Assistant District Attorney Jim Haasch is handling both cases.

The disparity in the punishment of these 17-year-olds, both accused of having sex with the 14-year-olds they were dating, goes much deeper. Haasch charged Alan with a Class C felony, which, according to court records obtained by The Daily Beast, carries a maximum prison sentence of 40 years. Norma, on the other hand, was charged only with a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of nine months in jail.

thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-03-19/the-teen-rape-double-standard/3/

15 year old (statutory) rape victim boy must pay child support for 20 years

Feminists laws really are complete, in protection of female privilege. A 15 year old boy can not agree to sex, but his life is ruined by child support demands, enforced by jail term threats. Because the adult “rapist” woman did not care about birth control nor decide to abort, the kids life is ruined and his financial and educational future is bleak.

Even if mother cheated, lied, or raped: father always pays child support.

A 15 year old kid never could legally commit to a 20 year lease, or a 20 year installment plan on a house. Why can he agree to be responsible for 20 years of payment for child support?

It is highly doubtful that sex is traumatic or damaging for adolescents (see Rind study).  But would anyone doubt that a 15 year old would suffer great trauma for:

  • being condemned to spend major part of his income for 20 years, more then his own age, on child support
  • to be deprived of school money, to be obliged to work and unable to go to college, due to child support obligations
  • to be obliged to work and to pay child support under the threat of prison terms like in mideval Debtor’s Prison
  • Note that a girl can escape the effects of imprudent unprotected sex by opting for abortion, while a man (or underage boy) has no such option to escape his fate as a long term debtor. Note also that it is very common that men are prevented from seeing their children and have no right to decide how their child support money is spent

Jail the majority of the population

Of course, if you check statistics about teenage sexual activities, you might as well arrest half of entire age groups.  Only some rare cases make it to court.  A large percentage of adolescents have sex, and unfortunately even offspring before the age of consent.  Only the unlucky few “perpetrators” get jailed.

One survey found 20 percent of teenagers and 33 percent of young adults aged 20 to 26 said they had sent or posted nude or semi-nude photos of themselves.
Read more: newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-bozell/2010/09/04/bozell-column-teens-and-sextortion#ixzz144wrswDU

So 20% of teenagers are felons for producing and distributing child porn. But many more must be receiving and possessing the files. So probably 50% of teenagers are felons for involvement with child pornography. Add to this sexually active teens who are not covered by Romeo and Juliet laws, and a huge majority of adolescents are at risk for several year long felony jail terms.

Psychological counselling before underage sex, instead of legal harrassment

If the law maker really were concerned with the well being of adolescents, then s/he could demand a mandatory psychological counselling session and a 3 day cool off period before any sex involving a minor.  After that, if both parties still want to pursue the relationship, it should be legal.

More underage sex stories

Sex-harass suspension of 1st grader stirs debate

Experts say kids his age don’t understand; mother is outraged

The first-grader was suspended for three days for sexual harassment after he put two fingers inside a classmate’s waistband, school officials told his mother, Berthena Dorinvil. The boy told her he only touched the girl’s shirt after the girl touched him. [...]

The boy’s mother called the Jan. 30 suspension from Downey Elementary School outrageous. She said she can’t even explain to her son what he did wrong because he’s too young to understand.

“He doesn’t know those things,” she told The Enterprise of Brockton. “He’s only 6 years old.” [...]

There have been similar cases. In 1996, a New York second-grader was suspended for kissing a girl and ripping a button off her skirt — an idea the boy said he got from his favorite book “Corduroy,” about a bear with a missing button. Earlier that year, a Lexington, N.C., 6-year-old was separated from his class after kissing a classmate on the cheek.  msnbc.msn.com/id/11252421/

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/latest/2010/10/15/girls-routinely-sexually-harassed-115875-22635045

6 year old on disciplinary referral for lewd comments about “hottie” teacher

A pastor says that his 6-year-old son was given a disciplinary referral for making suggestive comments about a teacher, and now he is afraid the boy is being made out to be a “sexual pervert.” [...]

The Pinkneys said that Malory was given a referral because a teacher filed a complaint about remarks she said that Malory had made about her to another kindergarten teacher.

The parents said the prinicpal told them that the offensive remarks included saying the teacher was “a hottie,” asking if teachers “sleep together,” and saying that a classmate of his liked looking at the teacher’s “butt.”  wyff4.com/r/15783745/detail.html

Teen girl charged with posting nude photos on Internet

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 15-year-old girl has been arrested for taking nude photographs of her self and posting them on the Internet, police said.

The girl, whose identity was withheld, was accused of sending out photographs of herself in various states of undress and performing a variety of sexual acts [...]

She has been charged with sexual abuse of children, possession of child pornography and dissemination of child pornography.

So this girl sexually abused herself, or maybe others of her age?  Conclusions:

adolescents need legal counsel, at all times, on how to deal with ridiculous adult sex laws.

“This was not a mob attack on a child walking through the park. This was a group of youths that knew each other, that had been consuming alcohol and a sexual act took place. That’s what we’re treating it as,” said Calgary police Staff Sgt. Leah Barber, from the child abuse unit.

Because a 12-year-old cannot legally consent to having sex with a 16-year-old, the act is being treated as a sexual assault. Since the victim had not been interviewed yet, no charges have been laid.

Some common sense prevails. The boy (and the girl) both deserve some serious slaps on the wrist. For drinking!  But, of course, the law is the law. So one  more child (after all 17 year olds nowadays are children, even if they are allowed to drive and to vote) traumatized by the crazy adult legal system.  That is the problem. And, yes, they drank alcolhol. That, of course, is a problem. Maybe the parents of both the 16 year old and the 12 year old should have tought them better and watch them more carefully. And I think the important issue is: did they use birth control or only engage in practices that prevented pregnancy!?

12. How young are kids getting into trouble for innocently “messing around”?

A four-year-old has been charged with sexual harassment for hugging his teacher, and two first graders have been prosecuted for sodomy as a result of innocent, mutual play with each other.

Here are some example cases of young children being formally admonished or legally prosecuted for innocent and playful sexual activity:

Elementary school officials called the boy’s mother, Berthena Dorinvil, on Jan. 30, and asked her to pick up her child from the school. Dorinvil said that officials told her that her son was being suspended for sexually harassing a 6-year-old female classmate.

Note that while in the case reported by KGBT-TV, authorities were content with giving the boys counseling and school suspension, prosecutors in the case reported by WFIE-TV actually filed first degree sodomy charges against two first graders who were “found in the bathroom performing sexual acts.”

For many more cases like these, see the SOLR report, Criminalizing Child’s Play.

Suffolk, England — June 22, 2006 (act)

“[T]wo six-year-old boys were accused of sexually assaulting two five-year-old girls.” (NOTE: “Assault,” as used here, is a legal term that means some kind of sexual activity with a person under the age of sexual consent. It does not necessarily mean there was any coercion, violence, or penetration, and the information available on this case doesn’t tell us anything about what actually took place.)

Participants: 2 boys, 2 girls, aged 6, 5, school-mates

Source: Boys, six, accused of sexual assault, Eastern Daily Press (Norwich, England), July 8, 2006

No Easy Answers
Sex Offender Laws in the US

September 11, 2007

This 146-page report is the first comprehensive study of US sex offender policies, their public safety impact, and the effect they have on former offenders and their families. During two years of investigation for this report, Human Rights Watch researchers conducted over 200 interviews with victims of sexual violence and their relatives, former offenders, law enforcement and government officials, treatment providers, researchers, and child safety advocates. Source: No Easy Answers

Sex Offender Laws in the US – Download PDF

I was convicted of statutory rape when I was 17. The girl was 15. Now I am in college.I register everywhere and every time I am suppose[d] to. I must register every 90 days.  [...] I am a good person who made a bad decision with a peer 16 months my junior seven weeks after my 17th birthday. [...]

I attempted to explain that I have no criminal history to which they replied, “Well while we do not find any actual record of misconduct, you are on the sex offender registry, so that means that you have to have done something horrible.” [...] I will have to do this for another 23 years. That is how long I have to register.

-Henry F., adjudicated at 17 in Michigan for having consensual sex with his 15-year-old girlfriend

[...]One of the plaintiffs is Sean C., who was adjudicated at 17 for having consensual sex with a girlfriend who was three weeks shy of 16, the age of consent in the state.

When he was 15, Jim T. was convicted of molesting his younger sister starting when she was six and he was 10. Jim was accused of touching his sister’s vagina multiple times, and forcing her to touch his penis multiple times. Jim was tried as an adult, convicted, and spent three years in a Maricopa County, Arizona jail, where he was assaulted on a number of occasions. [...] Jim’s mother says that he has been incarcerated three times for violating parole, but for things that have nothing to do with endangering the community-he was late to work, he was at a nursing home visiting his grandfather, and he was on a college campus. VII. Sex Offender Laws and Child Offenders

Boys may want girls to have sex, but no one else does.

Sure, maybe the sixteen-year-old love of your life wants to go “all the way.” But how do you even know if you want to, when your teachers and your parents and politicians and those billboards in the bus stop are telling you that sex is the worst possible thing you could ever do (worse than drugs even)? Whether you want to fuck or not, if you are a girl, you are pretty much guaranteed to be squeezed between the Plymouth Rock of American puritanism and the hard place of adolescent desire.  Why High-School Dating Sucks [Sex Ed] (jezebel.com)

Sex offender registration for non-violent trivialities cause children’s suffering and suicides

At least 29 states require sex offender registration for consensual sex between teenagers (Sex Offender Laws in the US – Download PDF)

Alabama, Ala. Code §13A-6-63, §13A-11-200; Alaska, Alaska Stat. S11.41.434, §12.63.010, 100; Arizona, A.R.S. §13-1405,
3821; Arkansas, Ark. Code Ann §12-12-903, 905, §5-14-110; Colorado, Colo. Rev. Stat. §16-22-103, §18-3-402, 411;
Connecticut, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-250, § 54-251, § 53a-70; Florida, Fla. Stat. Ann. §775.21, § 794.011; Indiana, Burns Ind. Code
Ann § 11-8-8-7, § 11-8-8-5; Louisiana, La. R.S. 15:542, 15: 541, 14:92(A)(7); Maine, 34-A M.R.S. § 11222, 34-A M.R.S. § 11203, 17-A M.R.S. § 254; Maryland, Md. Criminal Procedure Code Ann. § 11-704, 11-701, 3-308; Massachusetts, ALM GL ch. 6, § 178C,
178D, ALM GL ch. 272, § 35A; Michigan, MCLS § 28.723, 28.722, 750.520e; Minnesota, Minn. Stat. § 243.166, Subd.
1b(a)(1)(iii), 609.345 (2006); Missouri, 589.400 R.S.Mo., § 566.032 R.S.Mo.; New Hampshire, N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §651-B:1,
RSA 651-B:2, RSA 632-A:2; New Jersey, N.J. Stat. Ann. §2c 14-2, § 2C:7-2, 2C:14-3b; North Carolina, N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-208.7,
14-208.6, 14-27.7A; North Dakota, N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-32-15, 12.1-20-07; Oklahoma, 57 Okl. St. § 582, 21 Okl. St. § 1123;
Rhode Island, R.I. Gen. Laws § 11-37.1-3, 11-37.1-2; South Carolina, S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-430, § 16-3-655; South Dakota, S.D.
Codified Laws § 22-24B-2, 22-24B-1, 22-22-7; Tennessee, Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-202, 40-39-203, 39-13-506; Texas, Tex.
Code Crim. Proc. art. 62.002, 62.001, Tex. Penal Code §21.11; Utah, Utah Code Ann. § 77-27-21.5, § 76-5-401, 76-5-401.2;
Washington, Rev. Code Wash. (ARCW) § 9A.44.130, § 9A.44.096; West Virginia, W.Va. Code § 15-12-2, § 61-8B-9; Wisconsin,
Wis. Stat. §301.45, §948.02 (2006).

At least 13 states require [sex offender] registration for public urination;

Arizona, Ariz. Rev. Stat. §13-3821 (if the individual has more than one previous conviction for public urination—two if
exposed to a person under 15; three if exposed to a person over 15); California, Cal. Penal Code §314(1)-(2), 290; Connecticut,
Conn. Gen. Stat. §53a-186, §54-250, §54-251 (if the victim was under 18); Georgia, O.C.G.A. §42-1-12, 16-6-8 (if done in view of
a minor); Idaho, Idaho Code Ann. §18-4116, 8306, 8304; Kentucky, Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §510.148, §17.520, 500, §510.150;
Massachusetts, Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272 §16, ALM GL ch. 6 §178G, 178C; Michigan, Mich. Comp. Laws §167(1)(f), §28.722,
723; New Hampshire, N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §651-B:1, RSA 651-B:2, 645:1(II), (III); Oklahoma, 57 Okl.St. §582.21, §1021; South
Carolina, S.C. Code Ann. §23-3-430; Utah, Utah Code Ann. §77-27-21.5, §76-9-702.5; Vermont, Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 13, §2601,
§5407, 5401.

Teen commits suicide after sex offender registration for nude flashing

At least 32 states require [sex offender] registration for exposing genitals in public [...]

Alabama: Code of Ala. § 13A-11-200, 13A-6-68; Arizona: A.R.S. § 13-3821, § 13-1402; Arkansas: A.C.A. § 12-12-905, § 12-12-
903, § 5-14-112; California: Cal Pen Code § 290, § 314; Colorado: C.R.S. 16-22-103 (2006), 18-3-411 (2006), 18-7-302
(2006);Connecticut: Conn. Gen. Stat. § 54-250, 54-251, 53a-186; Idaho: Idaho Code § 18-8304, 18-4116 ;Illinois: 730 ILCS
150/3, 730 ILCS 150/2, 720 ILCS 5/11-9; Iowa: Iowa Code § 692A.2, 692A.1, 709.9 (2006); Kansas: K.S.A. § 22-4904, 22-4902,
21-3508 (2006); Kentucky: KRS §17.510, 17.500, 510.148, 510.150 (2006); Louisiana: La. R.S. 15:542, 15:541, 14:81;
Massachusetts: ALM GL ch. 6, § 178E, 178C, ALM GL ch. 272, § 16; Michigan: MCLS § 28.723, 28.722, 750.335a; Minnesota:
Minn. Stat. § 243.166, 617.23 (2006); Montana: Mont. Code Anno. § 46-23-504, 46-23-502, 45-5-504 (2005); Nevada: Nev. Rev.
Stat. Ann. § 179D.450, 179D.400, 179D.410, 201.220; New Mexico: N.M. Stat. Ann. § 29-11A-4, 29-11A-3, 30-9-14.3; North
Dakota: N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-32-15, 12.1-20-12.1; South Carolina: S.C. Code Ann. § 23-3-430, 16-15-130 (2006); South Dakota:
S.D. Codified Laws § 22-24B-2, 22-24B-1, 22-24-1.2; Tennessee: Tenn. Code Ann. § 40-39-203, 40-39-202, 39-13-511; Texas:
Tex. Code Crim. Proc. art. 62.051, 62.001, Tex. Penal Code § 21.08; Vermont: 13 V.S.A. § 5407, 5401, 2601; West Virginia: W.Va.
Code § 15-12-2, 61-8-9.

In 1999 a high school senior in Salina, Oklahoma was arrested for what his mother described to the local media as a “high school thing.”114 He reportedly exposed himself to a group of female freshman gym students on his way to the restroom. [...]

According to his mother, the stigma of the label drove him out of his community and away from his family. He dropped out of high school and moved to Tulsa. He had a hard time finding and maintaining employment. “It seemed like after that happened, he didn’t care,” his mother told a local newspaper.115 The youth was found shot to death in November 2000 in what officials ruled a suicide. He was one month away from his 20th birthday. His mother now believes that some consideration should be given to sex offender registration requirements when the charge stems from a nonviolent act. “He was a pretty normal kid,” she said. The sex offender registration requirements “changed his life. Sex Offender Laws in the US – Download PDF

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 23 percent of all sexual assault offenders were under age 18 at the time of the offense. About 3.7 percent were under the age of 12. Indeed, a “detailed profile of offenders in sexual assault crimes shows that the single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.[...]

Forty percent of the offenders against very young children (under the age of six) were themselves children; a similar proportion (39 percent) of offenders whose victims were age six to 11 were children.229Many sex offenses committed by children resemble the many types of delinquent activities that the juvenile justice system is designed (in theory, if not always in practice) to enable teenagers to outgrow.230 Most child sex offenders do not engage in aggressive or violent behavior. In a study of children arrested for committing sexual offenses, 59 percent of the offenses were categorized as indecent liberties (touching or fondling) and 27 percent as rape. The rest were arrested for what were described as non-contact offenses (public exposure). Sex Offender Laws in the US – Download PDF

Note that the 27% rape might not be rape in the classic sense, but “statutory rape”, consensual sex among minors.

As one individual who was convicted of statutory rape at age 16 for having consensual sex with his 14-year-old girlfriend told Human Rights Watch, “We were in love. And now we are married. So it’s like I am on the registry for having premarital sex. Does having premarital sex make me a danger to society? My wife doesn’t think so.”255 A mother of a young man from Texas who has to register for having consensual sex at age 19 with his 14-year-old girlfriend noted, “Our family has been devastated by this law that treats a young man in a consensual dating relationship the same as a violent rapist or a predator of young children.”256

Books about child abuse issues: menstuff.org/books/byissue/abuse-child.html

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  1. Devil's Advocate says:

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    The report, “Sex, Love, and Autonomy in the Teenage Sleepover” by sociologist Amy Schalet, spills plenty of ink describing the forbidding and fearful American view of premarital teen sex that is all too familiar to most of us stateside. It’s her description of parental attitudes in the Netherlands that really surprises, though.

    A 2003 survey “found that two thirds of Dutch fifteen to seventeen-year-olds with steady boy- or girlfriends are allowed to spend the night with them in their bedrooms, and that boys and girls are equally likely to get permission for a sleepover.” Schalet writes:

    Dutch parents, by contrast, downplay the dangerous and difficult sides of teenage sexuality, tending to normalize it. They speak of readiness (er aan toe zijn), a process of becoming physically and emotionally ready for sex that they believe young people can self-regulate, provided they’ve been encouraged to pace themselves and prepare adequately. Rather than emphasizing gender battles, Dutch parents talk about sexuality as emerging from relationships and are strikingly silent about gender conflicts. And unlike Americans who are often skeptical about teenagers’ capacities to fall in love, they assume that even those in their early teens fall in love. They permit sleepovers, even if that requires an “adjustment” period to overcome their feelings of discomfort, because they feel obliged to stay connected and accepting as sex becomes part of their children’s lives.

    More generally, the country’s “moral rules cast sexuality as a part of life that should be governed by self-determination, mutual respect, frank conversation, and the prevention of unintended consequence.” It’s no coincidence that the country has also secured easy access (for both teens and adults) to contraceptives and other sexual healthcare.

    The upshot of all this? Dutch teens are giving birth left and right and plagued by STDs! Oh, no, wait — the truth is actually the opposite of that. “In 2007, births to American teens (ages fifteen to nineteen) were eight times as high as in the Netherlands,” reports Schalet, and the Netherlands generally whoops on the states in terms of STD rates, too. What’s more, “it also appears that having sex outside of the context of monogamous romantic relationships isn’t as common among Dutch adolescents, especially older ones, as among their American counterparts.”

    All text quoted from
    http://www.salon.com/life/broadsheet/2010/09/07/netherlands_teen_sex/index.html

    http://people.umass.edu/schalet/Contexts%202010.pdf

  2. AB says:

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    The dutch are very good examples indeed.Healthy social attitudes is what solves these problems,not insane laws.Yet,we try to bring law into everything and that only increases the suffering.

  3. Claudio Batista says:

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    Bom texto.

  4. Devils Advocate says:

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    Several months ago I posted about a rape case in England in which an 8-year-old girl accused two 10-year-old boys of rape. The boys were charged as adults rather than being charged as juveniles, and they faced a jury trial. During cross-examination the girl admitted to lying while on the stand, but the judge refused to dismiss the case. The boys were found guilty of attempted rape. Today, the judge sentenced the boys, now 11-years-old, to three years of supervision and two and a half years on the sex offender registry. In his ruling he stated:

    http://toysoldier.wordpress.com/2010/08/18/boys-sentenced-to-three-year-supervision/
    another shocking case!

  5. rianne says:

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    Kendra Hoffpauir, 25-year-old woman from Leesville, Louisiana, has been sentenced to seven years at hard labor, with four years of that term suspended for inapproriate relationship with a 15-year-old boy.

    A week after the first arrest, Hoffpauir was arrested again, when she facing allegations that she had had indecent relationships with a 14-year-old and another 15-year-old boy. Hoffpauir’s second arrest included three counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, four counts of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, one count of oral sexual battery and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

    Hoffpauir admitted to engaging in sex with a 15-year-old boy, and plead guilty to two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of carnal knowledge. Several other charges were dismissed.

    http://naughtyneighbors.zoeoez.com/2010/09/10/kendra-hoffpauir-louisiana-2/

  6. rianne says:

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    Diana Eckes Canter, 34-year-old English teacher at Christiansburg High School, Virginia , has been arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with a male student.

    Police began their investigation after the boy contacted the police department. According to search warrant affidavits, last week the boy “made a report of a prior sexual relationship with Diana Canter, a teacher at Christiansburg High School, while he was a minor going to Christiansburg High School.”

    Christiansburg police obtained warrants to procure from Christiansburg High School and the Montgomery County School Board office “documents, letters, files, disciplinary actions and complaints made in reference to” Canter between August 2008 and June 2009. Assorted documents were taken from both, but court records don’t specify what they are

    http://naughtyneighbors.zoeoez.com/2010/07/24/diana-canter-virginia/

  7. Yes means No! Forcibly raping 17 year old is the same rape as consensual love making. | Human Stupidity: Irrationality, Self Deception says:

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    [...] Children of 6,8, or 15 years risk serious legal consequences, even jail, if they don’t know these confusing definitions and regulations. Therefore this ought to be be mandatory elementary school subject. [...]

  8. Voipprovider says:

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    iaxservice…

    Consult a lawyer before playing doctor. Perverse sex laws traumatize children. | Human Stupidity: Irrationality, Self Deception…

  9. One in two rape accusations are false! Strauss-Kahn, presumed guilty, jailed, slandered without due process, escaped. Others are not so lucky! | Human Stupidity: Irrationality, Self Deception says:

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    [...] Consult a lawyer before playing doctor. Perverse sex laws traumatize children [...]

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    [...] of himself masturbating when he was 12. Another victim of child porn laws faces minimum 2 year jailConsult a lawyer before playing doctor. Perverse sex laws traumatize children.Cruel child porn laws kill, “destroying lives unnecessarily” (Judge Jack B. [...]

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