Tuesday, May 1, 2012

NY - Senate Passes Sex Abuse Prevention Bills

Original Article

05/01/2012

Measures Increase Penalties, Enhance Community Notification and Protection

(Long Island, NY) The New York State Senate today passed a package of eight bills (based on lies) to prevent sexual predators from obtaining access to potential victims and help law enforcement and communities keep track of their whereabouts. The bills will help increase the amount of information available about convicted sex offenders and seeks to prevent them from obtaining access to vulnerable individuals.

When sexual predators are released from prison (Not all ex-sex offenders released from prison are predators), we need to make sure laws are in place to keep our children and communities safe,” Senate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said. “This package of bills would address recidivism (Which is already one of the lowest for all other criminals) by increasing penalties for crimes and improves public awareness by enhancing the information collected and disseminated about sex offenders.”

Legislation sponsored by Senator Joseph Robach (R-C-I, Rochester) helps increase public awareness of sexual offenders who prey on children (The law affects all ex-offenders, and not all have harmed children!) by changing the reporting requirements under New York State’s Sexual Offender Registration Act (SORA). The bill (S.356) would designate anyone convicted of committing or attempting to commit sex offenses against children aged ten years or less a Level 3 offender. Including the criminals who commit these offenses in the Level 3 category would require their information to be included in the releasable information available through the state’s sex offender registry.

Another bill (S.487) sponsored by Senator Robach would help address the high recidivism rates (Another lie!  Recidivism rates (new sex crimes) for ex-sex offenders is one of the lowest for all other criminals) among convicted sex offenders. The measure requires a change to current law which allows sex offenders who violate probation by committing another sex offense (If you look at the facts, and not personal opinion, it is rare that someone arrested on a sex crime will go on to commit another sex crime) to serve the sentence imposed for the probation violation concurrently. This bill would require sentencing for the new offense to run consecutively, not concurrently, thereby ensuring that repeat sex offenders receive the maximum amount of time in jail and off the streets.

Senator Robach said, “These legislative initiatives would help parents to better track individuals who decide to prey on young, innocent children. Additional awareness will further help reduce these types of heinous violations of our young. Lastly, crime victims have been calling, for a long time, to see longer sentences for these violators who prey on our children, and will now get that result.”
- Once again, not all ex-sex offenders have harmed children!  This is like us saying all politicians are corrupt scammers who love to have gay sex in bathrooms, of course it's not true, but that is what they are doing here by making it appear as if all ex-sex offenders are child molesting, predator pedophiles who want to kill your kids!

Legislation sponsored by Senator Charles J. Fuschillo Jr. (R, Merrick) builds upon existing law that prevents sex offenders from gaining access to commit new crimes (Committing another sex crime is rare, and if you'd read the facts, you'd see that, and if someone wants to commit a crime, no amount of laws will prevent that!). The bill (S.597A) prohibits sex offenders from obtaining licenses and certification to become real estate appraisers. Similar to the current law that prohibits sex offenders from being licensed real estate brokers or salesmen, the bill would prevent a scenario where convicted offenders would be in a position to be alone in an empty house or building with someone vulnerable to attack (Come on, pure fear-mongering BS!  So does that include their own kids, wife or friends?). Another bill (S.528A) prevents violent felons or sex offenders from being able to legally change their names in order to avoid their legal obligations or hide their criminal history. They would be required to disclose convictions for the purpose of a name change petition even after the period of incarceration, parole or probation ends. The criminal would also be required to notify the court officials that prosecuted and sentenced them.

Senator Fuschillo said, “Current law makes it far too easy for sex offenders and other criminals to hide their criminal histories by changing their names. It also allows them to serve as real estate appraisers, putting families in the position of unknowingly letting a convicted sex offender into their home and giving them access to every room in the house. Stronger safeguards are needed to prevent offenders from hiding their offenses and gaining entry into families’ homes. That’s exactly what this legislation would do.” (Or so he says!  A person who is intent on committing a crime, will!)

The bills will be sent to the Assembly.


KY - Retired officer (Raymond Kiefer) sentenced for sexual abuse of a 4-year-old - Judge admits registry is punishment for life!

Raymond Kiefer
Original Article

05/01/2012

By Jaimie Weiss

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) - A retired police officer will spend no time in prison after admitting to having inappropriate sexual contact with a family member. Raymond Kiefer, 63, entered the guilty to first degree sexual abuse in December and was sentenced Tuesday.

The defense, prosecution and judge all say the sexual abuse of the 4-year-old was a one-time thing which is why they agreed on a three year prison sentence amended down to five years probation. None of it sits well with the toddler's mother.

"He robbed my daughter of her innocence. He took something from her and made her aware of things she had no business knowing at her age," she said.

Kiefer will also have to register as a sex offender for 20 years and stay at least 1,000 feet away from the girl he used to spend time with.

"This sentence is almost a slap in the face of my daughter," said the victim's mother. "What does it show of her worth to be?"

John Berry, Kiefer's attorney, said his client knows what he did was wrong, which is why he came forward immediately. Berry said he has known Kiefer for decades and he, nor anyone else, would have ever guessed that Kiefer would sexually abuse someone so young and so close to him.

"You can see from his record, we can't say anything bad about his past other than what a stupid thing he did here," said Berry.

Even though Kiefer is a veteran and served as a police sergeant, Judge Mitch Perry tried to assure the family there is nothing unusual about the sentence. Perry said it was the part about registering as a sex offender that was enough for him.

"That is a punishment effectively everyday for the rest of your life, very likely," explained Perry.
- Once again, another judge admits the sex offender registry IS PUNISHMENT!

However, the fact that Kiefer is not going to prison will never be good enough for the 4-year-old girl's family.

Though Kiefer will not be serving any prison time he was taken to Louisville Metro Corrections after the hearing. That was because Perry said even after he was charged, Kiefer was never formally booked.