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Kathleen R (983)
Tuesday January 13, 2009, 8:30 pm
I am glad I read this thoroughly in stead of jumping to assumptions because the posting does remind us of some important poignant & vital points!!! Thanks, Suzybelle!

Linda H (199)
Tuesday January 13, 2009, 8:38 pm
Jessica's Law did not pertain to this woman and to many other Women what is the double standard. To include offenders and predators in the same law is obscene.I know this maybe an unpopular view,but read the article you will find that a lot were abused themselves as children. My son by his father the cop,then by a friend. I did try to get help but it was cut off by his dad.I am not perfect either. Some of these kids 18 think their girlfriend is 18 until the parents find out I saw a young man sent up for quite a few years for that. So do not be so judgmental on all. and think of what it does to the families. My family doesn't wish to speak to me. I have no friends.I will stand with my son because what he did was not a good thing but he did not touch anyone. Not like some teachers!

Joycey B (750)
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 11:32 am
Thank You for this informative article Suzybell.

Laurie W (189)
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 1:24 pm
Perfect case to point out the flaws of such a law would pertain to the young couple in Wisconsin...upon the birth of their baby a nurse started looking at the age of the mother and realized she would have been considered a minor at the time she became pregnant...OK bad timing for these two young people..however both sets of parents were involved and the couple were living with one set of parents, young man had a job and was bringing in a income, and most important of all they were working an becoming a family. The state got involved and the young man arrested..he could be sent to prison for five years or longer. How will this help the mother or his child ? If he had to list himself as a sex offender could he be allowed to be in a home with the mother and his child ? This scenario has been in play through the ages...this is not a sexual predator..common sense needs to be applied and considered before we make laws.

H Nick H (1826)
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 1:39 pm
Laurie gave a good example. IF a guy aged 18 dates a girl 16 in High school, and gets her pregnate, then he becomes a sexual preditor for the rest of his life. There should be no cut and dry kind of thing. But,just like going after prostitutes, no one will stick up for them, so its safe to use them for political gain.

. (0)
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 1:50 pm
There is a type of creature who is far worse than a rapist and a child molester: someone who falsely accuses an innocent man of such a heinous deed. God knows there are plenty out there. How many lives have been ruined already because of women with axes to grind, or teenage girls who won't confess that they were willing partners. And please, teenage girls are no longer naive when it comes to sex and the consequences. Most are savvy by the time they are twelve.
Even if found not guilty in a court of law, too many idiots want to believe the worse of people. To pass a law such as this, it would leave no recourse for the victim of false accusation.
There should be a law, however, to convict the perpetrators of such lies. I say 20 years in the slammer with no parole and must make financial restitution to the victim.

Laurie W (189)
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 1:57 pm
Sherri that is why we cannot make cookie cutter laws...If it's consentualsex on both sides then it's not up to big brother to demand a pound of flesh ..besides too many laws are now in place that have religious overtures to them. What if your religion does not believe that sex before marriage is a sin...who gets to make the law? This law as it is written is flawed and does not address the one issue it's trying to protect it's citzens from.

. (0)
Wednesday January 14, 2009, 2:22 pm
I agree 100%, Laurie.

Patricia N (41)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 9:52 am
This is so wrong. Not all should be labeled the same.

Mhel Manato (269)
Thursday January 15, 2009, 10:54 am
yes Patricia i agree!

Beatrice B (112)
Saturday January 17, 2009, 11:45 am
Noted. Yes nothing is plain black or white. Anyone can be caught in a trap, although not exactly innocent, but undeservingly and inappropriately punished.
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