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To: shrinkermd
The surprise is he accepted the charge and did not try to to fight it.

Given that the arrest took months to come out in the press, I suspect he was hoping that the incident would pass without being noticed. Quietly pleading guilty to a misdemeanor was probably his best chance of escaping notice.

In any case, I doubt he would have been arrested and charged if there was serious doubt as to intent of his actions. While all this hand waving and foot tapping may be unfamiliar to most, I find it hard to believe that a judge would accept such evidence if they weren't well known by law enforcement as signals used by people who engage in such acts.

97 posted on 08/27/2007 3:11:14 PM PDT by tyke
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To: tyke

>>In any case, I doubt he would have been arrested and charged if there was serious doubt as to intent of his actions. While all this hand waving and foot tapping may be unfamiliar to most, I find it hard to believe that a judge would accept such evidence if they weren’t well known by law enforcement as signals used by people who engage in such acts.<<

While I don’t doubt the cops know the signs I would be surprised if that would have been enough for a conviction.

I could certainly send signs to a girl that I was trying to pick her up without doing anything that would be illegal.

Of course, I don’t have a lot of experience with girls who sit in toilets waiting to be picked up like the cop was doing. Maybe there is a whole world I’ve missed.


107 posted on 08/27/2007 3:16:38 PM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words)
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To: tyke

The only odd thing about it is, it’s not illegal to have sex with men, only to do so in the bathroom.

What if Craig knew gay men frequented the bathrooms, and knew the signals, but just used the rooms to hook up with the men, and when the men asked where to do it, he took them to a legal place to do so?

Then he’d still be gay and picking up men, but it wouldn’t be a crime.

Still, in these sexual offence categories, the laws pretty much allow conviction for intent — the prostitute stings don’t require any sex, just the signals that you intend to pay for it.


491 posted on 08/28/2007 5:45:45 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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