Saturday, September 29, 2007

FL - Parents plan to picket pet store

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09/29/2007

PLANT CITY - Parents are picketing a pet shop in Plant City.

It's run by a convicted child sex offender who has also been charged with animal abuse.

Gary Mark Hicks said he's paid his debt and served his time for the sex crimes. He said the animal abuse charges are false.
- This man, if he's allowed to work here, needs to sue everyone of these people for harassment, which is AGAINST THE LAW!!

Linda Penny said Hicks may not have been in the shop when her dog was harmed during a grooming. But she still is holding him responsible.
- Of course she is, anything to get a "sex offender" away from a vigilante!

"She had razor burns all over her body, and obviously someone had jammed clippers into her private area," said Penny.
- Oh yeah, make it look good. We need a VIGILANTE registry, so we know which JERKS to stay away from!

Hicks claims the county's animal services division is out to get him due to his status as a registered sex offender. Hicks does post a sign outside his shop advising children they can't come in without adult supervision.

"I admit I have charges in the past for sex offenses. I'm a registered sex offender, but that has nothing to do with me running a business," said Hicks.

The Florida Legislature banned convicted sex offenders from working in pet shops. But Hicks was granted an exception because he was running a pet shop before they changed the law. He'll go to court on the animal abuse charges next month.
- So leave the guy alone! If you don't like it, take you animals somewhere else.


UT - Ex-officer accused of child sex abuse

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I tell you, all sex offender appear to be ex-cops, lawyers or government workers to me. Check out all the other perverted officials here. No wonder they are screaming. Those who scream the loudest are usually the ones diverting attention from themselves.

09/29/2007

PROVO — A former corrections officer and SWAT team member at the Utah State Prison was charged Friday with nine felony sex offenses involving a child.

Travis Bud Davis, 34, currently an Adult Probation and Parole agent now on paid administrative leave, was arrested Sept. 21 by Pleasant Grove police in front of the police station.

A woman walked in on Davis last Friday as he was allegedly sexually abusing a 12-year-old girl in his home, said Pleasant Grove Police Capt. Cody Cullimore. The woman called the police, and Davis took off in his truck.

Police stopped him in front of the Pleasant Grove police station, where Davis said he was going to turn himself in, Cullimore said.

In an interview that night with the 12-year-old female, she told police Davis had repeatedly touched her breasts, raped her and showed his genitals to her, according to an affidavit of probable cause filed in 4th District Court.

"The victim was unable to estimate the number of times this crime was committed and only disclosed that it occurred on a weekly basis for two years," according to the affidavit.

Davis faces two counts of rape of a child, five counts of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and two counts of dealing in harmful material to a minor — all third-degree felonies with the potential of five years in prison for each, if convicted.

The morning after Davis' arrest, he was bailed out on $10,000 cash. Family and friends of Davis who came to court Friday afternoon didn't want to make a statement but asked that people leave the family alone and let the justice system run its course.

Davis was hired by the Utah Department of Corrections in December 1998 and was most recently working for Adult Probation and Parole Region 4, which is Utah County, said Jack Ford, Utah Department of Corrections spokesman.

This is the first time a Region 4 employee has been involved in felony proceedings, said Larry Evans, AP&P regional administrator.

"You could have knocked me over with a feather," Evans said. "This is devastating to all of us."

While at the prison, Davis worked on the full-time SWAT team, then transferred into the diagnostics unit — an office also run by Adult Probation and Parole to conduct pre-sentence, court-ordered reviews.

Just weeks ago, Davis transferred down to AP&P's Provo office to work with probationers, to ensure they were complying with all court-ordered regulations.

AP&P's internal investigation, which will determine Davis' job status, should be finished in the next two weeks. After that, he'll be scrutinized by officers from POST, the Peace Officer Standards and Training academy, who will determine Davis' status as a law enforcement officer, Evans said.

"As an employee ... I had no qualms about the quality of his work," Evans said. "He had a good work ethic, always on time, met deadlines. There was no indication that anything was inappropriate as far as work habits were concerned."

Evans said the Department of Corrections does a good job screening employees, but situations like this often can't be foreseen.

"Those are the kinds of things you can't take a litmus test for," he said. "I'm sure the (victim's family) was as surprised as we were. You just can't see it coming, unfortunately."


CA - Naked man who fought cop a parole officer

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I guess he wants to see what being a sex offender is all about! But we all know he will not be charged with any sex crime.

09/28/2007

L.B. police say they used Tazer on 31-year-old to no avail.

LONG BEACH - The belligerent, naked man accused of assaulting a Long Beach police officer near a popular Westside delicatessen last week is a Los Angeles County probation officer, authorities said Friday.

Jermaine Marcus Walton of Long Beach has been charged with assault on a peace officer, resisting an executive officer and two counts of felony vandalism. Charges were lodged Sept. 21 - Walton's 31st birthday.

Officials with the Los Angeles County Probation Department were unavailable to comment Friday, but Long Beach Police Cmdr. Laura Farinella confirmed that Walton was a "new probation officer" assigned to the Los Angeles area.

She said she did not know his hire date.

Police were summoned to Santa Fe Avenue and 15th Street, about a block from Santa Fe Importers deli, at 10:15 a.m. Sept. 19.

There, they found a naked, heavyset Walton acting erratically, yelling obscenities, speaking incoherently and striking cars, Farinella said.

Two officers arrived on scene but couldn't take him into custody themselves.

"They Tazed him several times, to no avail," Ferinella said.

Then, as one officer was trying to handcuff the suspect, Walton allegedly punched him in the face - causing a laceration that required stitches.

Other officers arrived, employed a Tazer once again, and took Walton into custody, Farinella said.

Although the commander could not confirm nor deny the presence of drugs in Walton's system - a toxicology report is pending - she did acknowledge that the use of PCP can cause people to act in a manner similar to Walton's.

After his arrest, Walton was treated at Community Hospital and then admitted into the medical ward of a Los Angeles County jail.

The Justice System Integrity Division of the Los Angeles County district attorney's office is prosecuting the case. Walton, who is free in lieu of $115,00 bail, is scheduled to appear in Long Beach Superior Court on Oct. 12.


LA - SENATE BILL NO. 612 - Requires bold orange "SEX OFFENDER" on licenses (Scarlet Letter)

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More Scarlet Letter BS! Anytime you buy beer or have to show your license to someone, guess what, you will be faced with harassment. I will eventually have a scanned license of an offender to show this Scarlet Lettering to you. But that will be Monday or after. Why don't you just stick a bullseye on their foreheads or something. This is the kind of crap other countries do by making people from different places have different colored license plates, and they ARE harassed. Israel is one example. Also the Nazis did this crap as well. So I guess we ARE a communist country, it sure appears that way. Also, when you have a Holocaust survivor leaving the USA, because "He's seen this before!" should be a clear indication of where we are heading folks!

Excerpt (Page 3):
I)(1) The Louisiana driver's license, regardless of its class, issued to any person who is required to register as a sex offender pursuant to R.S. 15:542 and R.S. 15:542.1 shall contain a restriction code which declares that the license holder is a sex offender. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety and Corrections shall comply with the provisions of this Subsection and the driver's license shall include the words "sex offender" which shall be orange in color.

Here is a sample of the Modern Day Scarlet Letter


FL - Once humane, lethal injection now under fire

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Humane by whose standards? God said "Thou shalt not murder!" And murder is murder period. So killing someone to justify another killing is wrong, by Gods own standard.

09/29/2007

Supreme Court to hear arguments on if method causes excruciating pain

JACKSONVILLE - Lethal injection was supposed to be the humane, enlightened way to execute inmates and avoid the pain and the gruesome spectacle of firing squads, the electric chair and the noose.

But now it, too, is under legal attack as cruel and unusual, with the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing this week to hear arguments that lethal injection can cause excruciating pain.

Some supporters of the procedure say the notion that inmates suffer is unproven. And they argue that there is nothing wrong with lethal injection itself; instead, they say, the problem is inadequately trained executioners.

In fact, the man who developed the procedure 30 years ago said it is similar to the simple injections given every day in hospitals.

“What causes it to go wrong is that the protocols aren’t carried out properly,” said Dr. A. Jay Chapman, former Oklahoma medical examiner.

If an execution is about as simple as an ordinary injection, what, then, can go wrong?

Deadly chemical cocktail
In the three-drug process used by most of the 38 states that practice lethal injection, sodium pentothal is given first as an anesthetic and is supposed to leave the inmate unconscious and unable to feel pain. It is followed by pancuronium bromide, which paralyzes the inmate’s muscles, and then potassium chloride, which stops the heart.

Foes of capital punishment argue that if the inmate is not properly anesthetized, he could suffer extreme pain without being able to cry out.

That could happen in a number of ways: The executioner could inaccurately calculate the dosage needed for an inmate of a given body weight. Or the executioner could fail to administer the full amount, mix the drug improperly, or wait too long between giving the anesthesia and the lethal substance.

In Missouri, a doctor who participated in dozens of executions was quoted recently as saying he was dyslexic and occasionally altered the amounts of anesthetic given.

A botched execution in Florida last year illustrated another way a lethal injection could go awry: Angel Nieves Diaz needed a rare second dose of chemicals — and the execution took a half-hour, twice as long as normal — after the needles were mistakenly pushed clear through his veins and into the flesh of his arm. That left chemical burns in his arm that opponents say probably caused him extreme pain.

During the process, Diaz appeared to grimace. But he did not specifically say he was suffering. And a state panel was unable to determine if Diaz had been properly sedated or if he felt pain.

There is no direct proof that inmates have suffered while undergoing lethal injection. After all, they don’t live to tell about the experience.

Study: Anesthetic can wear off before death
But opponents of lethal injection often cite a 2005 study in the British medical journal The Lancet indicating that the anesthetic can wear off before an inmate dies. The study involved 49 U.S. executions. In 21 of the deaths, the study found, inmates were probably conscious when they received the final drug that stops the heart.

Chapman said that he has not seen definitive proof inmates suffer, and that, in any case, the pain would be small.

“Who’s to say exactly how much pain that an individual — of varying, different persuasions — can experience with the injection of potassium chloride? But I don’t think that in any sense of the word it can be described as excruciating,” he said.

One major issue is how to measure the inmate’s level of consciousness after the anesthetic is given.

State measures brain activity
Execution opponents say they believe North Carolina is the only state using a device common in operating rooms to measure brain activity. The state Corrections Department anesthetizes the inmates and waits for their brain activity to dip to a level indicating they are sedated before pushing in the lethal drug.

“It’s worked well for us as a tool” in the two executions in which it has been used, department spokesman Keith Acree said of the bispectral index monitor.

Fordham Law School professor Deborah Denno said the problems she sees with executions cannot be easily fixed with technology.

“You need to get better people, get better drugs and have more scrutiny of the process,” said Denno, who frequently testifies about capital punishment.

AMA bars doctors from participating
Similarly, Richard Dieter, executive director of the Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center, which opposes executions, said that lethal injection is essentially “a medical procedure being performed by non-medical persons. These are drugs and procedures borrowed from operating rooms.”

But many states find it hard to get doctors to take part because the American Medical Association’s code of ethics bars members from participating in executions.

Chapman scoffed at the idea that executioners need to go to medical school to do the job right, saying people could easily be trained. And he suggested that switching to other drugs would not make any difference.

“The new drugs are simply just replays of the old ones,” he said.

Denno said states have been hesitant to look at alternative chemicals, because they like to be able to argue that all the other states are using the same mixtures. “There is safety in numbers,” she said.

At least a dozen states that use lethal injection have executions on hold because of legal challenges to the procedure. The Supreme Court stepped into the debate this week when it agreed to hear a case from Kentucky.

Denno said she hopes the high court will provide direction to states on what changes are needed to ensure the process is constitutional.

“The best that could happen is that they come up with a standard and have states follow that,” she said.


Hypocrite Foley on AMW: "If I were one of these sickos..."

I've posted this before, but doing it again. Notice Mark Foley when he says "If I were one of these sickos..." he stumbles. Was that his subconscience saying something? I think so. HYPOCRITE!! WHY ARE YOU NOT IN PRISON? WHY HAVE YOU NOT LOST YOUR RIGHTS, LIKE YOU SAID? Huh? Him and John Walsh, are also assuming all sex offenders are child molesters, predators or pedophiles, thus spreading DISINFORMATION. That is a load of BS! Many sex offender never touched a child or had anything to do with a child.

I do agree with the DNA issue mentioned by Walsh, but, why criminals only? We should do this for ALL HUMAN BEINGS! It helps solve crimes for those who have no record, when they do commit a crime. So why criminals only? John, when are you going to submit your DNA to the database?



PA - Ex-cop guilty of indecent assault

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Perverted Boys, Perverted Boys, what cha' gonna do? What cha' gonna do when the PERVERTED COPS come for you?

09/29/2007

LANCASTER COUNTY - A former Lancaster city police officer pleaded guilty Friday to indecent assault of his roommate's girlfriend at their home last March.

Kenneth W. Eckert, 27, was placed under two years' probation and fined $300 plus court costs for repeatedly touching the woman without her consent early in the morning of March 12, 2006.

Eckert told police he was "really drunk" when he hugged the woman, reached into her pants twice and fondled her, according to court documents.

Eckert admitted to Millersville Borough police in a March 24, 2006, interview that he touched the woman without her consent.

Eckert was suspended from the city police force without pay after charges were filed March 27. He resigned earlier this year, Chief Sam Gatchell said.

Gatchell wasn't sure of the exact date Eckert resigned, but said it was sometime in the past few months.

Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker accepted Eckert's plea and plea agreement. In addition to the probation and fine, the judge ordered Eckert to undergo a drug/alcohol evaluation and a sex-offender evaluation. If a therapist decides Eckert needs further treatment, Eckert must comply with those recommendations as part of his sentence.
- What about being shamed for life on the sex offender registry? This is a sex crime, so why does this jerk not have to be on the registry? Oh, yeah, he's a cop, I forgot, they are above the law!

Eckert, dressed in khaki pants, blue shirt and a brown tie, said little during the plea hearing, answering several questions simply, "Yes, sir" and "No, sir."

Eckert's attorney, Alan Goldberg, told Judge Reinaker his client had no prior record and worked in "public service" for several years.

Assistant District Attorney Karen Mansfield prosecuted the case.

Mansfield said after the hearing that Eckert's prior status as a city police officer had no bearing on his sentence, which was in accordance with standard guidelines.
- You expect me to believe that? Of course it had bearing on his plea deal!

"He was treated no differently than anyone else with that charge and no prior criminal record," she said.
- Load of crap!!!!!

According to a police affidavit, Eckert approached the woman's vehicle when she pulled up at her boyfriend's house about 3:30 a.m. Her boyfriend was working at the time.

Eckert grabbed her arm and asked for a hug. The woman said no and pulled away, with Eckert following her into the the house.

Eckert followed her to her boyfriend's bedroom, where despite her protestations, he stuck his hands down the front of her pants, underneath her underwear, according to the affidavit.

He also put his hands down the back of her pants and touched her buttocks, the affidavit says, and he touched her breasts and stomach during the assault, the affidavit says.

When the woman threatened to yell for another roommate at the home, Eckert left the room and she locked the door.

The incident lasted about five minutes, according to the affidavit.

The next morning, the woman and her boyfriend confronted Eckert, who apologized repeatedly and told them, "I was drunk and I don't know what I did," the affidavit says.

Eckert was hired as a city police officer in 2003 and worked as a patrolman, Gatchell said.

The chief said Eckert "had been suspended since at least the day the charges were filed."


GA - Plea deal scrapped for foggy terms

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09/29/2007

Lawyers didn't think May guilty plea required registering as a sex offender; now the man is going to trial

Michael Crossman, the lawyers and presiding judge didn't think Crossman had to register as a sex offender when he pleaded guilty in May to attempted child molestation. They were wrong.

Crossman of 5604 Grove Ave., Columbus, has already served his jail time for allegedly trying to meet an underage girl in August 2005 in the parking lot of Golden Donuts, but the clock on his prosecution was rolled back Friday at a hearing before Muscogee County Superior Court Judge John Allen.

Now Crossman is on his way toward trial after withdrawing his guilty pleas on charges of attempted child molestation and pandering -- pleas that stemmed from a Columbus police sting that netted the 33-year-old.

Allen said he called Friday's hearing because a probation officer brought the issue of registration to his attention. According to Valerie Fuller, director of communications for Muscogee County Schools, a probation officer approached Double Churches Elementary School and told an administrator that Crossman was working at a business across the street.

"The officer told the assistant principal that the person wasn't ordered to register as a sex offender," Fuller said. "They did point the guy out in a picture, but no name. The probation officer never shared the name."

At the time of his plea and sentencing, the attorneys involved and Allen believed Crossman didn't have to register as a sex offender because he pleaded to an attempt of child molestation. The words "Do not register as a sex offender" appear on Crossman's sentencing sheet.

The alleged offense also occurred before a 2006 change in the law, adding to the confusion.

Defense attorney Michael Garner told Allen he had advised his client that if he pleaded guilty, he wouldn't have to register. Prosecutors initially offered Crossman a plea deal of two years to serve in prison and the agreement he wouldn't have to register, though Crossman declined, Garner said.

As they were about to pick a jury, Crossman agreed to plead guilty to a sentence of six months to serve in jail, followed by four years on probation. Charges of attempted aggravated child molestation and attempted enticing a child for indecent purposes were dropped, and Crossman wasn't required to register.

"If the defendant entered his plea on that basis, he entered it on the faulty advice of his counsel, if he is indeed required to register," Garner said. "If that's the case, we want to withdraw our plea."

Senior Assistant District Attorney Stacey Jackson presented a 2005 decision by the Georgia Court of Appeals that states an attempt charge, regardless of whether a child was involved, meant the convicted must register. Allen immediately said the appeals decision settled the issue. Crossman had the option to withdraw his plea, but Jackson could then proceed to trial on all four charges.

"We'll set it down for trial," Allen said. "We'll proceed as the DA sees fit -- as soon as possible."

Police were initially led to Crossman by an unrelated aggravated assault investigation. During the investigation, a prostitute who knew Crossman told police he had asked her for help in finding an underage girl for sexual purposes, Jackson said. The woman gave police a number for Crossman, and an officer called him under the pretense of arranging an encounter.

Garner said his client never left his 2000 Ford pickup truck when he pulled into Golden Donuts on Manchester Expressway near River Road. Jackson alleged Crossman had a telephone conversation setting the meeting up that included a discussion of paying for sex, and then arriving in the truck he said he'd be driving.


ME - Remaking the registry

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09/29/2007

Fundamental questions raised by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court about the state’s sex offender registry should force lawmakers to reconsider the purpose for and requirements of the registration system. At a minimum, they should eliminate the online dissemination of personal information about all registered sex offenders and ease the requirement that offenders be fingerprinted every 90 days.

Earlier this week, the state’s highest court unanimously ruled that a case brought by a man who pleaded guilty to a sex crime before the registration requirement was in place should not be dismissed. The man, called John Doe in the court proceedings, argued that Maine’s Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act violated his rights by imposing punishment that did not exist when he pleaded guilty in the 1980s to a crime against a family member. His lawsuit was dismissed by the Kennebec County Superior Court last year.

The supreme court ruled that more information was necessary before making such a decision and sent the case back to the lower court.

The court raised serious concerns about the registry, especially changes made in recent years to require Internet posting of personal information about offenders, to eliminate a waiver provision, to restrict where offenders can live and to require fingerprinting every 90 days for offenders convicted since 1982.

These changes have made the law progressively more punitive and intrusive. This likely changed the nature of the sanctions from civil penalties to a retroactive increase in criminal penalties, which could run afoul of constitutional protections, the justices wrote.
- Thus violating the ex post facto clause of the United States Constitution.

The most stinging rebuke came from Justices Donald Alexander and Warren Silver, who wrote a concurring opinion in stronger language. "We now recognize the extent to which the State’s use of the internet to display registration information correlates to the shaming and branding punishments used in colonial times, and we have seen the registries’ potential for causing retributive and vigilante justice against registrants," they wrote. Last year, two men on the registry were killed by a man from Canada who reviewed their information on the state’s sex offender Web site, the most popular in state government. The justices rightly wonder how making the identity and whereabouts of the state’s registered offenders accessible to anyone anywhere in the world is not unduly punitive.
- It is punitive, they are just glossing it over and calling it something else. They know it's punishment, they just don't want to admit it, because then the law would be shot down.

Worse, this "shaming and branding" often leads to social isolation and depression, which could impede rehabilitation and cause some to re-offend. The registry requirements may thus be harming, rather than protecting, public safety, taking away a major justification for the law, Justices Alexander and Silver wrote.

These justices provide five ways that the current version of the registration act has retroactively enhanced criminal penalties, suggesting these violate the Maine Constitution. The five reasons are: 1) changing a 15-year registration requirement to lifetime supervision; 2) elimination of the chance to waive registration requirements upon showing rehabilitation; 3) exposing registrants to shaming, retribution and vigilantism; 4) requiring them to report in person to local police to be fingerprinted every 90 days for life; and 5) restricting personal liberty by barring those on the registry from certain public places.

Changes considered by the Legislature’s Criminal Justice Committee, such as limiting online posting to information only about the worst offenders, would help ease some of these concerns.
- Even for the worse offenders, the same violations apply! So it's unconstitutional for them as well. Make it like it was, used by police only and NOT online. It was working then, and people were not vanishing. Now, it's not working...

Better would be to return the registration law to its original form — without the Internet posting and with an opportunity for offenders to prove they should be removed from the registry. Information from the registry would still be available to local law enforcement, which could use it to notify nearby residents and schools when an offender moved to the immediate area. This would serve the public safety purpose and satisfy federal requirements without the unnecessary negative consequences.

Lawmakers should also ease a requirement that offenders report to the local police station every 90 days to be photographed and fingerprinted as a way to verify that the person has not moved or changed places of employment. A federal court of appeals ruled that an annual reporting requirement in Alaska imposed "an affirmative disability." The U.S. Supreme Court disagreed because in-person reporting was not required. Although more onerous than Alaska’s, the Maine court said it did not have enough information to determine if this state’s reporting requirements amount to a disability. With more information, it likely will.
- It is a disability, because many states require FEES when they register, thus more cruel & unusual punishment. Why should you pay to obey a law? And if you cannot pay, then you go back to jail. THIS IS EXTORTION!!!!!!!!!!!

The court, especially the Alexander-Silver opinion, delineates what changes must be made to the registry to ensure it passes constitutional muster. Such changes, while likely to be strenuously opposed, will return the registry to its original purpose of tracking and notification without the unnecessary public shaming.


Do Law enforcement and TV go together?

Notice what Stossel says, all but 2 came from outside Texas. So they are luring these people across state lines into your state, to make you think it's a major issue in your state. THEY NEED TO LET THE POLICE DO THEIR JOB AND SHUT THIS SICK ENTERTAINMENT DOWN. Yes the people who do this, deserve to be punished, but they are making this into entertainment for money and ratings, nothing more. Exploiting people for THEIR gain!

More YouTube videos here.



Stranger Danger? You Decide


Another good blog you might want to check out. Below is one article from his blog.



"The problem isn't usually the stranger down the street,"

said Paula Wolfteich, new director of Florida Tech's Family Learning program.

"The problem may be sitting next to you at the dinner table."

Read more about why Sex Offender Registries do not work


AR - Prosecutors Take Tough Stance On Unregistered Sex Offenders

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It appears this cop, as usual, doesn't know what he's talking about. Adolph Hitler once said: "If you tell a lie long enough, loud enough and often enough the people will believe it." And this is exactly what they are doing here, spreading lies. I have provided links to show they are lies.

09/28/2007

BENTONVILLE -- State and federal prosecutors are collaborating to increase sentences for sex offenders who fail to register in Arkansas.

The first state prosecutor has been deputized to practice as a special assistant U.S. attorney under Bob Balfe, U.S. prosecutor for the Western District of Arkansas.

Failing to register as a sex offender is a felony in Arkansas, and a prison sentence could be as much as 10 years. However, the offender could seek parole after serving as little as one-sixth of that time.

Sex offenders who cross state lines and don't properly register can be prosecuted in federal court, based on new federal law passed in July 2006. A federal sentence could be up to 10 years, without chance for parole.

Kip Whittemore, a deputy under Benton County Prosecutor Van Stone, handles failure to register cases for that office. In a cooperative effort between Stone and Balfe, Whittemore has been deputized to practice in federal court.

"This perpetrator has the highest rate of re-offending than with any other serious crime, so it's an important crime to prosecute," Whittemore said.

- Lie, lie, lie... Check here from the Bureau of Justice, or here for state specific recidivism studies. Sex offenders are LESS LIKELY TO REOFFEND than any other crime, he has it totally backwards.

Balfe, who was Benton County's prosecutor from 2001 to 2004, emphasizes prosecution of child sex crimes. His district includes 36 counties in the western part of Arkansas and ranks 75th in size out of 93 U.S. districts. The district ranks 20th in prosecuting child sex crimes, however, and prosecutes more cases than in New York City or Los Angeles, he said Friday.

Sex offenders who don't register should be closely tracked because, "If you're convicted of a child sex crime and you can't even bother to register, chances are you aren't doing other things you should," Balfe said.

- What a load of crap. Just because someone doesn't register, due to all the torture associated with it, doesn't mean they are out doing something they shouldn't be doing. Granted, some may be, but this is NOT A FACT! Most don't register due to the draconian nature of the laws, and they want to have something of a normal life. When you register, there is TONS OF BS that comes along with that. Also, not all sex offender have had even anything to do with children, so stop spreading the lie that all sex offenders have harmed children. You mention sex offender, then you mention child sex crime, they are not all one and the same. Read my statement above, again!!

The federal legislation passed in July 2006 created a national sex offender registry and toughened federal sentences. At the time, at least 20 percent of the nation's half-million sex offenders were noncompliant with registration laws, according to U.S. Department of Justice figures.

- And have you tried to figure out WHY they are noncompliant? Maybe it's the very laws you are pushing to pass. You tighten the noose, eventually they will fight back, and that is exactly what they are doing. These laws are BS. So therefore, they'd rather take their chances on the run, than have to live with these insane, cruel & unusual BS laws...

Balfe's office is currently investigating or prosecuting more than 15 cases under the federal Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

When Whittemore encounters a case in state court that meets criteria for federal charges, he can now pursue federal charges and take the case to a grand jury. He underwent training through the U.S. Marshals Service last year and will work closely with Candace Taylor, the attorney in Balfe's office who handles cases under the Adam Walsh Act.

Stone said the arrangement provides his office with more resources.

"It's another tool for us. It's another avenue to pursue that can be only a good thing, and we look forward to working with (Balfe's) office," Stone said.

Balfe hopes to use the relationship with Stone's office as an example in other districts, possibly expanding the collaboration to drug and other child exploitation cases.


Normative Sexual Behavior in Children - A Contemporary Sample

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Thanks to a user for pointing this document out to me. 30 years ago we did not get all freaked out about childhood sexual experimentation. This is the fault of the media and politicians instilling fear into everyone. This is NORMAL FOLKS!!!!!!

I am referring to this post I did, here.

PEDIATRICS Vol. 101 No. 4 April 1998, p. e9

Normative Sexual Behavior in Children: A Contemporary Sample

William N. Friedrich, Jennifer Fisher, Daniel Broughton, Margaret Houston, and
Constance R. Shafran

From the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

http://intl.pediatrics.org/cgi/content/full/101/4/e9#T1

Objective. Sexual behavior in children can cause uncertainty in the clinician because of the relationship between sexual abuse and sexual behavior. Consequently, it is important to understand normative childhood sexual behavior.

Design. Sexual behavior in 1114 2- to 12-year-old children was rated by primary female caregivers. These children were screened for the absence of sexual abuse. A 38-item scale assessing a broad range of sexual behavior (Child Sexual Behavior Inventory, Third Version) was administered along with the Child Behavior Checklist and a questionnaire assessing family stress, family sexuality, social maturity of the child, maternal attitudes regarding child sexuality, and hours in day care.

Results. Sexual behavior was related to the child's age, maternal education, family
sexuality, family stress, family violence, and hours/week in day care. Frequencies of
sexual behaviors for 2- to 5-, 6- to 9-, and 10- to 12-year-old boys and girls are presented.

Conclusions. A broad range of sexual behaviors are exhibited by children who there is no reason to believe have been sexually abused. Their relative frequency is similar to two earlier studies, and this reinforces the validity of these results.