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  • Georgia judge voids 10 year sentence in conseunsual teen sex case.

    06/11/2007 11:05:28 AM PDT · by John Cena · 368 replies · 7,477+ views
    ATLANTA — A Georgia judge on Monday voided a 10-year sentence given to a man who was convicted while a teenager of having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl. Monroe County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson voided Genarlow Wilson's sentence and dropped it to misdemeanor aggravated child molestation with a 12-month sentence, plus credit for time served. Under the new ruling, he will not be required to register as a sex offender
  • Drop age of consent to 14, says academic (UK)

    02/16/2007 8:57:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 11 replies · 760+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Sarah Womack
    The legal age of consent should be lowered from 16 to 14 for young people who are less than two years apart in age, according to an academic. Dr Matthew Waites, a lecturer in sociology at Glasgow University, said criminalising all consensual sexual activity up to 16 was not appropriate. His comments will be controversial given Britain's high levels of under-age pregnancy and because they follow a damning UN study which showed Britain was the worst place in the developed world to be a child, partly because of early sexual intercourse rates and high teenage pregnancies. The Unicef report said...
  • Top 10 Democrat Sex Scandals in Congress

    10/04/2006 9:09:02 AM PDT · by GoBucks2002 · 92 replies · 10,432+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/04/2006 | staff
    Information compiled from the Washington Post, “Congressional Sex Scandals in History,” and other sources. 10. Sen. Daniel Inouye. The 82-year-old Hawaii Democrat was accused in the 1990s by numerous women of sexual harassment. Democrats cast doubt on the allegations and the Senate Ethics Committee dropped its investigation. 9. Former Rep. Gus Savage. The Illinois Democrat was accused of fondling a Peace Corps volunteer in 1989 while on a trip to Africa. The House Ethics Committee decided against disciplinary action in 1990. 8. Rep. Barney Frank. The outspoken Massachusetts Democrat hired a male prostitute who ran a prostitution service from Frank’s...
  • 'Sex offender' label makes no distinction

    10/02/2006 1:28:40 AM PDT · by Qwertrew · 25 replies · 1,279+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 10/02/06 | Emily Ramshaw
    Mr. Hernandez is the first to tell you he's no saint. He's got a hefty juvenile record. He cursed and spit at police when they forced him – wearing nothing but boxer shorts – from his girlfriend's bed. < snip > Mr. Hernandez and hundreds of young men like him are casualties of Texas' zero-tolerance sex offender registration laws. Despite low-level sex offenses, they're cataloged as perverts, as monsters, by a system that paints most sex criminals with the same broad brush. An 11-year-old who fondles a 10-year-old classmate could be forced to register as a sex offender for a...
  • Girl 'raped after drinking with boy at nudist colony'

    08/05/2006 12:41:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 143 replies · 13,255+ views
    UK Telegraph ^ | 8/5/06 | Colin Randall
    An English schoolgirl has been raped while on holiday with her family at a nudist colony in the south of France. The girl, believed to be from London, is alleged to have been attacked by a 19-year-old man in a caravan at the Bélézy camp, one of Europe's biggest for naturists, at Bédoin in the Vaucluse. She is said to be under 15 and regularly attends the colony with her family, who are of Swedish origin. The suspect is described as a ''brilliant" science student who lives locally. He denied the charge when questioned by an investigating magistrate. Michel Roubard,...
  • Herpes infections frequent in adolescent girls

    08/01/2006 8:00:18 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 16 replies · 2,087+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 31, 2006 | Anne Harding
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Infections with the virus that causes genital herpes are common among teen girls, a new study shows. While none of the young women in the study had oral or genital herpes symptoms, some of those who tested positive for the virus were shedding it in their vaginal area, meaning it would be possible for them to transmit the infection to others, Dr. Kenneth H. Fife of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and colleagues report. "It was something that we sort of expected to find based on the incidence of other sexually transmitted...
  • Ex-teacher given jail time (Robin Winkis teacher sex scandal)

    07/18/2006 8:32:32 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 17 replies · 5,123+ views
    York Daily Record ^ | 7/17/06 | Mike Hoover
    A former high school English teacher who "betrayed a position of trust" was sentenced to 2 to 23 months in York County Prison for having sexual relations with two male students. Robin Lynn Winkis, who taught and coached at Central York High School for five years, was immediately taken into custody Monday. York County Judge Stephen Linebaugh rejected Winkis' request for probation, saying she betrayed the school, parents, her students, the community and "every person who entered the teaching profession." "You crossed the border that one may not cross. There may be no excuse or rationale," Linebaugh said. "When you...
  • Activist: Clubs Promoting Risky Behavior Should Be Booted from Campus (MI)

    07/03/2006 12:11:52 PM PDT · by DBeers · 16 replies · 809+ views
    Agape Press ^ | July 3, 2006 | Jim Brown
    Activist: Clubs Promoting Risky Behavior Should Be Booted from Campus (AgapePress) - A Michigan school board is defying the requests of parents who want Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) clubs banned in the district. Despite the objections of concerned parents, the Forest Hills School Board has vowed it will not shut down three GSA clubs in the district. The board claims the federal Equal Access Act requires schools to allow sex-based clubs. But Gary Glenn, director of the American Family Association of Michigan, says schools can ban student groups that promote risky behavior -- and it has already been done, he...
  • Campus paper hot topic (principal faces lawsuit for censoring newspaper with graphic sexual content)

    06/29/2006 7:38:36 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 826+ views
    whittier daily news ^ | 6/29/2006 | Pam Wight
    Student journalists on La Serna High School's newspaper The Freelancer have a track record of tackling serious subjects. Previous issues of the monthly campus paper have looked at such topics as the differences in religions and teen drug use and drug abuse. But the May issue of The Freelancer, in which the staff put a spotlight on teenage sexuality - including a column on homosexuality, a campus sex quiz and a glossary of sexually oriented medical terms - pushed the edgy publication to the extreme in the eyes of some school administrators and parents. In the fallout, the newspaper's advisor...
  • State Board of Education defends law against student-teacher sex

    06/28/2006 10:41:35 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 9 replies · 468+ views
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- The state Board of Education stepped in Wednesday to defend a law that prohibits teachers from having sex with students. The board voted unanimously to ask state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to file a legal brief on its behalf opposing a court challenge by a New Haven teacher convicted of having sex with two students, ages 16 and 17. The case, which is before the state Supreme Court, questions the constitutionality of a state law that bans teachers from sexual contact with students even if they are older than the age of consent, which is 16. The...
  • Show and tell (MA) (Mega Barf ALert!)

    06/23/2006 1:35:12 PM PDT · by DBeers · 32 replies · 908+ views
    Bay Windows ^ | June 22, 2006 | Ethan Jacobs
    Show and tell Educators say the pre-school set needs straight talk on gay issues Despite the controversy that can arise when gay issues are talked about in elementary school classrooms, a group of educators are trying to give schools the tools they need to do just that. This year Wheelock College offered a new course for early childhood education workers on making schools and daycare settings welcoming for same-sex couples and their children. The course prompted the formation of the Massachusetts LGBT Early Childhood Education Initiative, a consortium of people in the field working to make classrooms around the state...
  • Many gay teens are coming out at earlier ages (Barf Alert!)

    06/23/2006 10:38:12 AM PDT · by DBeers · 62 replies · 1,433+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | June 23, 2006 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Chris Krug had thought she was a lesbian from the time she was 8, but she felt certain after developing a serious crush on her best friend. She was in the fifth grade at the time. Krug formally came out a year later, as she started Ritenour Middle School. She casually mentioned it to a classmate on a Sunday. By Monday, students were shouting "Christina's a lesbian," down the hallways at school. "It was probably not the best way to go about it, but it happened," said Krug, now 16. "It was tough for a few months and then people...
  • Teacher Accused Of Trying To Meet Minor For Sex

    06/19/2006 10:16:17 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 23 replies · 988+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 19 JUNE 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    (CBS) CHICAGO A Mt. Prospect teacher accused of attempting to meet up with a 13-year-old boy for sex has been arrested for Internet solicitation of a minor. Carmel, Ind. police caught the man, Chad Roby, in a sting operation. Roby has worked at River Trail Middle School for six years, according to Dr. Terry Barker of Mt. Prospect School District. He taught sixth grade English and Drama. Roby has been suspended with pay and the school district is waiting on the outcome of the investigation, Barker said. Roby was also a coach with the Glenview Youth Baseball Organization. He has...
  • Teacher Fights Sex Statute Says Relationships With Students Over 16 A Privacy Right

    05/30/2006 10:40:08 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 221 replies · 4,006+ views
    Hartford Courant ^ | 5-27-06 | MATT BURGARD
    A former high school teacher facing sexual assault charges says his arrest on suspicion of having sexual relations with a student violates a fundamental right guaranteed by both the state and federal constitutions. Matthew Glasser, a former music teacher at Northwest Catholic High School, was arrested last year under a provision of the state's criminal code that makes having sex with students a crime, even if the student has reached 16 - the age of consent. But in a motion filed in Superior Court in Hartford, Glasser claims the statute infringes on his constitutional right to privacy, which, he argues,...
  • Be open to talking about sex

    04/26/2006 12:32:31 PM PDT · by Sopater · 37 replies · 688+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | Nicole Brodeur
    It's 10 a.m. on a Saturday, and I am at the front of a room at the Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center, explaining oral sex to a woman pretending to be my son. I stammer and pause, go back over my words and Hate This, while the woman smiles. Your turn next, sister. Talking to our kids about sex is something we over-prepared parents just aren't prepared for. I changed the diapers, packed Gatorade and soothed all sorts of hurts, emotional and physical. But preparing my 13-year-old son to be a sexual being? Explaining when and why, how and where? Sure,...
  • 'Cool mom' pleads guilty ( Again...Updates )

    04/03/2006 1:35:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,824+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | April 3, 2006 | Sue Lindsay
    Silvia Johnson, who became known as the "Cool mom" for partying with her children and their teenage friends, pleaded guilty this morning to a charge of violating bond conditions. Johnson, 41, is serving a 30-year sentence for plying high school boys with liquor, drugs and sex. She was charged with violating bond conditions and a protective order that barred her from contact with some of her children, while she was free awaiting sentencing. Johnson was arrested on the new charges after a Sept. 25 car crash in which a 14-year-old girl was driving. Johnson and a carload of teens, including...
  • When there's no such thing as consent (statutory rape)

    03/08/2006 10:31:49 PM PST · by Coleus · 31 replies · 4,927+ views
    NorthJersey.com ^ | 03.05.06 | KIBRET MARKOS
    Jennifer Santangelo of Lyndhurst was walking home from school one day, wearing her blue and white uniform, when a 31-year-old man said hello and began chatting with her.  He was nice, she said. He gave her a box of pens and offered to let her into his nightclub for free, she said, if she handed out fliers for him.  Santangelo, then an eighth-grader at Sacred Heart School, had never been in a nightclub before. So she gave out some fliers in the coming days, threw out the rest and showed up at the club. The man let her in, she...
  • Naked, cartwheeling teacher gets nine months

    02/08/2006 10:42:29 PM PST · by Fair Go · 52 replies · 2,404+ views
    A male teacher who performed naked cartwheels in front of young female students during a school camp has been jailed for five months. Warren David Schneider, 37 of Brisbane, pleaded guilty in the Queensland District Court to seven counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 years under care. He was today sentenced to 15 months' jail suspended after five months. The court was told Schneider was an art teacher at a private school in Brisbane's south when he committed a series of sexual offences during 2002 against three girls, all of whom were then in Year 7 and...
  • Canada Public Broadcaster Caught Airing Perverse Teen Sex Episodes

    02/06/2006 4:38:46 PM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies · 1,019+ views
    Life Site News ^ | 2/6/06 | erry Vanderheyden and John-Henry Westen
    OTTAWA, February 6, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – “Naked Guy,” “Dog Balls,” and “Ball Waxing,” are archived sample clips of sexual programming available from Canada’s publicly-funded broadcaster, the CBC.  A CBC television program called Nerve, which formerly aired after school at 5:30pm Mondays, is described by blogger Joel Johannesen as a means to promote as normal such things as transsexualism, homosexual lifestyles, sado-masochism, same-sex “marriage” and a pre-occupation with anything sexual.On line archives of the show highlight some of the bizarre examples of the former program.  Two shows in particular are sexual kinkiness involving what Johannesen estimates are teen males.  One is a...
  • Sex For Sale: Teens Have No Qualms (Singapore)

    10/25/2005 12:08:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies · 31,458+ views
    ANN/The Straits Times ^ | 2005-10-25 | Sarah Ng
    After finding out that her boyfriend was in debt, Jenny, 15, used the Internet to settle it. She had sex for money with three men she met in chatrooms. She suffered no guilt, no remorse; shrugging it off as a simple transaction: She needs money, she has a body to offer and someone is willing to pay. Her biggest fear was not AIDS. It was her boyfriend finding out about her sex-for-money exploit, her counsellor said. Celine Koh, a senior social worker at Fei Yue Family Service Centre in Bukit Batok, found out about her wayward view of sex while...