Archive for April 7, 2010

Shots Fired at Home of Sex Offender

April 7, 2010 Comments off Shots fired at B.C. home of convicted sex offender.

Police are asking members of the public not to take justice into their own hands after gun shots were fired at the Richmond, B.C., home of a convicted sex offender last night. Police were called to the house shortly after midnight on Wednesday after neighbors called to report shots fired.

Police say that several people were inside the house at the time, but no one was injured. A CTV News investigation later revealed that convicted sex offender Martin xxx was living in the house. He was convicted in 2003 on five counts of sexual assault for drugging and sexually assaulting teenage girls.

KS: New Law Requires Sex Offenders to Register for Life

April 7, 2010 Comments off New law will require sex offenders be registered for life.

A bill signed into law Tuesday by Governor Mark Parkinson will require people convicted of certain sex crimes register as sex offenders for life.

Kansas law currently requires convicted sex offenders be listed on the registry for 10 years. The bill takes effect July 1. Under the new law, the following sex crimes would require lifetime registration; the attempt, conspiracy, or criminal solicitation to commit aggravated trafficking, rape, aggravated indecent liberties with a child, aggravated criminal sodomy, promoting prostitution if the prostitute is less than 14 years of age, and sexual exploitation of a child.

WI: DA Threatens To Arrest Sex Ed Teachers

April 7, 2010 Comments off Wisconsin DA Threatens To Arrest Sex Ed Teachers. Juneau County DA warns districts on sex ed law.

Imagine your school district gets a letter from the district attorney threatening to arrest and charge teachers for teaching a curriculum approved by the state legislature for contributing to the “delinquency of a minor.” Pretty shocking, huh? Well that’s exactly what happened in Wisconsin.

Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth sent a letter to five school districts that stated Wisconsin’s new sex education curriculum — which passed in February — is “illegal, and could lead to charges against teachers.” The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

The new law “promotes the sexualization – and sexual assault – of our children,” Southworth wrote in a March 24 letter to officials in five school districts. He urged the districts to suspend their sex education programs and transfer their curriculum on anatomy to a science course.

“Forcing our schools to instruct children on how to utilize contraceptives encourages our children to engage in sexual behavior, whether as a victim or an offender,” he wrote. “It is akin to teaching children about alcohol use, then instructing them on how to make mixed alcoholic drinks.”

If a teacher instructs any student aged 16 or younger how to utilize contraceptives under circumstances where the teacher knows the child is engaging in sexual activity with another child – or even where the ‘natural and probable consequences’ of the teacher’s instruction is to cause that child to engage in sexual intercourse with a child – that teacher can be charged under this statute” of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, he wrote.

He said the law went too far because it required teachers not to teach students about the effects of birth control, but on how to properly use them, “which turns objective instruction into implicit encouragement and advocacy.”