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Boyfriend gets lifetime sex offender status for cellphone video
Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 9, 2013

Posted on 02/09/2013 4:35:56 PM PST by Gamecock

Edited on 02/09/2013 5:33:17 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

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To: editor-surveyor

?

Oh, so that means we can do anything bad we want?

kiddie porn is satanic-type evil that should be a death penalty offense


51 posted on 02/09/2013 5:57:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Celtic Conservative

>> “I’ve seen lots of amputees in prison...” <<

.
How many years did you do? :o)


52 posted on 02/09/2013 5:59:15 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Revelation 911
i was in a jury pool a few years back - a young black man - probably 18 was charged with statutory rape of a “child” - pretrial case info delivered by the atty stated the girl was 1 week from being “legal” - the pool groaned in unison - why it even came to trial amazed us- all -

Although the courts have no flexibility, pity, sympathy, or common sense with regards to the the letter of the law, most police have a "3 year rule", if the age difference is less that three years, they can't be bothered, unless a well connected parent forces them to be.

it was quickly thrown out once everyone on the pool was seated.

Good for you!

53 posted on 02/09/2013 5:59:53 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: GeronL

You’re really over the edge.

You boil with bitterness and hatred. Don’t be surprised if you come down with cancer; that is the usual result of such a spiritual state.


54 posted on 02/09/2013 6:03:53 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Gamecock.
The girlfriend, who knew Myers was videoing at the time, was 16 -- which made her a minor under a federal sex offender law meant to apply to serious sex crimes. Having the video on his cellphone meant Myers violated federal law by possessing child pornography... Myers, who was 20 at the time, had no criminal record... now will be listed on South Carolina’s sex offender registry... mostly includes sex predators, stalkers, pedophiles, child pornographers and rapists. That will sharply limit his future career choices and even where he can live... Anderson also gave Myers 18 months in prison for making a bomb threat to Eau Claire High School in north Columbia on Nov. 2, 2011... so he and his girlfriend, an Eau Claire student, could spend the day together without her having to skip school. ...Myers used a blocking technology to disguise his cellphone number when he called Eau Claire to make the threat... At 16, the girl was legally able to have consensual sex under South Carolina law. But under federal law, it isn’t legal to videotape minors under 18 having sex.
He didn't "videotape" anything. However, the bomb threat part of this makes me want to see the budding sociopath publicly flogged.


55 posted on 02/09/2013 6:05:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: editor-surveyor

Oh please. Just because I think children should be protected from exploitation, I am somehow a bad person?


56 posted on 02/09/2013 6:05:54 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

You know what this thread is about, and you know what is in your heart.


57 posted on 02/09/2013 6:08:05 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor

This thread is about a pervert who knew very well what he was doing was illegal.


58 posted on 02/09/2013 6:09:57 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
this was a minor engaged in sex!!

That is why its illegal

Actually, it wasn't the sex that was illegal. It were the photographs.

59 posted on 02/09/2013 6:10:48 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

That is what we were referring to, the photographs

I pointed out that nudity is not the illegal part, its the sexual activity on film that was the illegal part and rightfully so.


60 posted on 02/09/2013 6:12:08 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Gamecock

I mostly blame the girls who are incredibly stupid.


61 posted on 02/09/2013 6:18:21 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: editor-surveyor
19 so far (as an officer). some days it only feels like...50( LOL )

some times it's fun to leave out the fact that I only work in a prison. Last year I told a fellow freeper that I spent new years eve locked up. Blew his mind until i let him off the hook and told him my occupation.

CC

62 posted on 02/09/2013 6:19:25 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: Enten

From another article:

The case was investigated by agents of the FBI. Assistant United States Attorneys Dean Eichelberger and Winston Holliday of the Columbia office handled the case.
http://www.fbi.gov/columbia/press-releases/2012/eastover-man-pleads-guilty-to-bomb-threat-child-pornography-charges


63 posted on 02/09/2013 6:19:59 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: GeronL
"kiddie porn" is not really an appropriate description here.

in many US jurisdictions she is of the age of consent. also, in various jurisdictions there are "romeo and juliet" laws that carve exceptions for cases like this where there is a consensual relationship.

for me what really does him in is the added layer of the bomb threat. this is most definitely his "lifestyle" despite what he says.

64 posted on 02/09/2013 6:24:48 PM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: newzjunkey

“age of consent” for sex

She is still under 18 though, a minor

Not complicated


65 posted on 02/09/2013 6:26:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Nope, not complicated at all, dead simple, she can have sex unless she has sex.


66 posted on 02/09/2013 6:36:46 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

She can have sex. They just cannot take pics and videos of it.


67 posted on 02/09/2013 6:41:51 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
She can act like a porn star, she just cannot be a porn star?

Not quite, she can have sex, just not with anyone else, or it's statutory rape.

Or at least state sex is OK, but Federal sex isn't?

She can do the deed in South Carolina, but not in these United States...

...or did I miss something?

68 posted on 02/09/2013 6:50:44 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: null and void

Now your being dense.

leave the cameras off, its that simple.

Kiddie pornographers should be killed. All of them.


69 posted on 02/09/2013 6:53:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

sex offenders have a lower rate of reoffense than other criminals. Stats don’t lie.


70 posted on 02/09/2013 6:54:56 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Graybeard58

You and your family did everything you could. That must give some comfort. Its a sad story. I am sorry you don’t have your grandchild with you all.


71 posted on 02/09/2013 6:55:14 PM PST by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: Sporke

Some sex crimes are worse than others. The thing about the sex offender registry, at least the one in my town, it does not tell you what the offender did.

Attacking little kids or did he get caught taking a leak in a public park late at night?


72 posted on 02/09/2013 6:55:39 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Those who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: GeronL
go look at a nudist site

Whoa. Stop. Rewind. I missed this little gem when you replied to me earlier.

Now why on earth would I want to go look at "gray area" photos of children on nudism sites?

For someone who thinks child pornographers should burn in hell, you sure seem to know where to find pics of naked kids.

73 posted on 02/09/2013 6:57:17 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Drew68

I am pointing out that images of nude children is not illegal, I wish they were.


74 posted on 02/09/2013 7:00:02 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sporke

http://bjs.ojp.usdoj.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=1136


75 posted on 02/09/2013 7:01:57 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sporke
sex offenders have a lower rate of reoffense than other criminals. Stats don’t lie.

Source please? I'm given to understand that child molesters have the highest rate of recidivism, not the lowest.

76 posted on 02/09/2013 7:05:21 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: GeronL
I am pointing out that images of nude children is not illegal, I wish they were.

And you told us all where to find them.

Now would be a good time to put away that shovel.

77 posted on 02/09/2013 7:06:53 PM PST by Drew68
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To: GeronL

There goes the Sistine Chapel........


78 posted on 02/09/2013 7:07:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

??

I didn’t know the chapel had photographs of actual children engaged in sex...


79 posted on 02/09/2013 7:08:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Graybeard58; svcw; Gamecock
As somewhat of a side note, I read that statutory rape is one of the least prosecuted crimes in America. The article said that a large number of under age teen pregnancies occur in inner city black communities.

The author's claim was that the crimes went unprosecuted because they were black on black. Sorta sounds like the Sandy Hook murders versus a typical Chicago Saturday night, doesn't it?

80 posted on 02/09/2013 7:08:58 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The Liberal ruling class hates me. The feeling is mutual.)
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To: Hardastarboard

The high schools pass out free condoms...


81 posted on 02/09/2013 7:11:51 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: null and void

“Meanwhile, the existing research raises tough questions about the relative danger child molesters pose to society. Their likelihood of being convicted for a crime after release is much lower than average for all criminals released from prison, and even for all sex offenders, at least in the short term, as measured by a Bureau of Justice Statistics study and others.” -Wall Street Journal 1-24-08


82 posted on 02/09/2013 7:14:58 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Gay State Conservative
My grandmother was 16 when she ran away with and married my grandfather, who was 25. She barely knew him except that they shared dislike for a common stepmother (the woman had first married my grandfather's widowed father, and then on his death, my grandmother's ).

They were married for over 60 years.

83 posted on 02/09/2013 7:20:47 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (Where the heck are we going, and what are we doing in this handbasket???)
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To: null and void

It is the peoples courts.

They cannot stop it.


84 posted on 02/09/2013 7:43:16 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Gamecock

I would not want to see his family life if this is considered a good family. He is a complete idiot....if it was just the video that would be different but making calls to the school stating a bomb threat well that is completely different and jail is appropriate and since I am not being charitable life on the registry is fine.


85 posted on 02/09/2013 8:38:42 PM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

This was a very informed jury and he deserves every moment in jail!


86 posted on 02/09/2013 8:40:21 PM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: Graybeard58

So sorry to hear this story. May he burn forever. I think your family is fantastic to do everything you could to stop the abortion. God Bless you and your family.


87 posted on 02/09/2013 8:47:20 PM PST by napscoordinator (/)
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To: svcw

If common sense could not be used to begin with; a law will only make things worse as the language is twisted and skewed to suit the needs of the moment, and as such should be killed immediately.

Like anything to do with gov’t, it is best not to give them any more power than they already have stole/usurped. Give an inch, take a mile.


88 posted on 02/09/2013 8:55:33 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: Gay State Conservative

Interesting. It wasn’t too long ago when ‘kids’ this old were married, building and having families and creating America as we know it now.

The People’s memory is, indeed, short.


89 posted on 02/09/2013 8:58:33 PM PST by i_robot73
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To: null and void

The implied threat is contempt of court, with whatever jail time or fine hizzoner sees fit to apply.

We call this FELONY EXTORTION


90 posted on 02/09/2013 9:10:38 PM PST by eyeamok
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To: Gamecock

This guy is a dumb jackass, but I wouldn’t put this on the sex offenders list for life. I personally think this guy needs 1000 hours of community service for the bomb threat with the change of expungement. I’m uneasy about the 20 and 16 age difference, but that’s not necessarily evil and the parents didn’t seem to object. If he transferred the video to a 3rd party - then I’d have a much different opinion.


91 posted on 02/09/2013 9:14:00 PM PST by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: dfwgator

Because murders never repeat..or rapists?

Sorry, but you could very well worry about repeat offenses for anybody in prison.


92 posted on 02/09/2013 9:18:15 PM PST by berdie
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To: Graybeard58

I am so very sorry for you and your husband and the mother and father of this precious baby who dwells with Jesus.


93 posted on 02/09/2013 9:19:14 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: eyeamok
We call this FELONY EXTORTION

That's nice.

The guys in black robes, surrounded by armed and armored bailiffs, the ones who can decide what is and what isn't contempt, and who can confine anyone for as long as they please (subject to a few limits) call it maintaining courtroom discipline, jury instruction or whatever they damn well please.

You can call the judge out on it any time you please, bless your heart.

94 posted on 02/09/2013 9:34:03 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: i_robot73

Not too long ago at all. In fact it has happened in my own lifetime. ;)

The whole “let’s record IT for the internet” is a relatively new event that still escapes me.


95 posted on 02/09/2013 9:35:17 PM PST by berdie
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To: Mr. Jeeves

Maybe I should reread the article,but it doesn’t look as if he had a jury trial. His lawyer probably worked a plea, and the obviously perplexed judge had no choice but to follow the sentencing guidelines. Sorry story all around. Incredibly stupid, both as to taping the sex and calling the bomb threat to his girlfriend’s school. Now he pays the rest of his life.


96 posted on 02/09/2013 9:39:28 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: Gamecock; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

97 posted on 02/09/2013 9:43:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: edcoil

“This thread is totally useless without pics.”

I concur.


98 posted on 02/09/2013 9:46:50 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Gamecock

They probably wanted to nail him hard for the bomb threat.


99 posted on 02/09/2013 10:02:30 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Gamecock

He is likely to face charges in South Carolina. If done right, he may face life in prison due to SC’s three strikes law.


100 posted on 02/09/2013 10:04:51 PM PST by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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