Skip to comments.Court overturns convictions for online sex chatter with minors
Posted on 01/15/2016 12:59:21 PM PST by bgill
Did you know itâs perfectly legal in Texas for an adult to send sexually explicit communications to minors online, as long as there is no clear intent to harm the child? The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has just overturned the prison convictions of seven men who did just that. They were serving sentences of two years to life, and now many more are also expected to be freed. Itâs because the courts overturned a 2005 law that jailed such people, and now local parents and lawmakers are scrambling to protect the kids.
The courts say anyone convicted before 2015 for dirty talk with kids, just for their own gratification or arousal, without intent to harm, can be released. The court calls it the right to âfree speechâ.
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Please tell me the Texas Supreme Court will overturn this.
Yes they are and have been since the early 90’s.
I worked with an engineer who crossed county lines to meet a purported under-aged girl for sex. It turned out to be a St. Lucie detective. He was given probation. He lived in a small apartment near FSU and would go to bars to pick up girls. He’d tell them he was Richard Avedon, a New York fashion photographer, a real man. He’d take them back to his tiny apartment and photograph them. (All I can say is they must have been less college ready than the students I knew.) If you’re on probation they can come in and search your stuff at any time. They did that, discovered the photos and sent him to prison for five years.
I relate this story so I can say this. If somebody is truly stalking young people, they will get caught and they will serve hard time. If you google predator registry for your area you will see a listing of everybody they’ve caught. In today’s age of knowledgeable teens, it’s hard to believe anybody will stalk for very long.
I suspect there may be more to this case than we’re seeing in a TV station’s website synopsis.
Sorry, the Court of Criminal Appeals is the highest appellate court in Texas for criminal cases. The Texas Supreme Court handles civil issues.
There is a legal issue with perps targeting children when the children are actually not minors (i.e. undercover cops). A friend worked for the SBI in his state and he was working these cases. In 100% of the cases though, child porn was found so they nailed them for that.
I always wondered about that too.
These judges need to be removed from their positions
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No, no Texas is going to save us, all they have to do is figure out how they can stay Red with open borders.
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