Saturday, October 13, 2007

Children Ruined By These Laws

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The following is quick links to articles I have on this blog about young children's lives being ruined by the laws that are suppose to protect children.

By Age Group:
More examples:

CA - Sheriff's deputy arrested - Officer under investigation for relations with 16-year-old

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A Placer County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of having unlawful sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old Colfax High School student.

Deputy Michael Stuart Johnson, 26, a two-year employee with the department, was arrested Friday, Lt. Jeffrey Ausnow reported Saturday.

After receiving information about possible criminal misconduct by one of its employees, the Sheriff's office interviewed several high school students and other witnesses on Thursday.

As a result of the investigation, department officials decided to place Johnson, a patrol deputy assigned to the Colfax substation, on paid administrative leave prior to the development of probable cause for arrest, Lt. Ausnow said.

He is being charged with unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Johnson was booked into Placer County Jail and later posted $10,000 bail.

Further departmental action is being explored, Ausnow said.

Johnson is scheduled for arraignment at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 23 in Placer County Superior Court.

TX - Robstown ISD fires officer accused in strip search of a 12 year old girl

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ROBSTOWN -- The Robstown Independent School District fired a police officer accused of strip-searching a 12-year-old Seale Junior High School student, superintendent Roberto Garcia said after a board of trustees meeting Tuesday night.

Jessica Cantu, who had worked as a police officer for the district for three months, was suspended without pay during the investigation. Garcia said Cantu overacted in searching the teenage girl.

An investigation is ongoing into allegations another security officer slapped a 16-year-old female high school student. That security guard remains suspended with pay, Garcia said, and that investigation likely will end early next week.

About 50 residents filled the board room of the district's administration building for Tuesday's meeting, however only a handful of people remained when the board returned from executive session about 10 p.m.

No announcement was made and the board took no action at the meeting regarding the investigations.

Elizabeth Gutierrez, whose two sons attend the high school, said after the meeting that she was disappointed the board did not make an announcement about the incidents.

"They saw all the parents here," she said. "(The board) knew what we were here for."

Garcia said he was not trying to hide anything. The issue was not publicly discussed at the meeting because of the ongoing investigation and it's district policy not to publicly discuss private personnel issues.

"Just like we protect the privacy of our students, we have an obligation to protect the privacy of our employees," Garcia said.

Hilda Juarez, whose 16-year-old son is a junior at the high school, said she is concerned with the district's security and police staff.

"What happened was inappropriate, but I don't think it's widespread," she said. "Only one or two of the (officers) are the problem."