Dragon Con Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Child Molestation Charges

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EHKOS:

albino boo:

faefrost:
Very creepy little hairy dude. I'm kind of appalled that child molestation only garners "house arrest"? I suspect that the Fulton County DA will have an election challenge over that decision alone.

He got the shit kicked out of him in jail and supposedly broke his back. Which is the reason for the house arrest

Say what you want about prison, they know how to take care of child abusers.

Indeed, although somewhat disturbingly the attack happened before he was convicted, so for all his attackers knew he could have been an innocent man falsely accused. No doubt they wouldn't care though, they were probably put in themselves for crimes just as heinous.

Been there once, a shame he tarnished the name hopefully he has little to do with the operations of the organization and it can move on without him.

Strazdas:
Sensationary titles strikes again.
Sexual abuse of teenagers is not child molestation because by definition teenagers are not children.

The U.S. law defines minors as people under the age of majority in the U.S. that's 18. Once you reach the age of majority you go from childhood to adulthood. So yes, they are children and it is definitely molestation.

balfore:

Strazdas:
Sensationary titles strikes again.
Sexual abuse of teenagers is not child molestation because by definition teenagers are not children.

The U.S. law defines minors as people under the age of majority in the U.S. that's 18. Once you reach the age of majority you go from childhood to adulthood. So yes, they are children and it is definitely molestation.

You are mixing Minors (legal definition) with children (social definition)

Strazdas:

balfore:

Strazdas:
Sensationary titles strikes again.
Sexual abuse of teenagers is not child molestation because by definition teenagers are not children.

The U.S. law defines minors as people under the age of majority in the U.S. that's 18. Once you reach the age of majority you go from childhood to adulthood. So yes, they are children and it is definitely molestation.

You are mixing Minors (legal definition) with children (social definition)

But the title is referring to his charges which are of legal nature. So referring to a teenager as a child is appropriate in the title and all matters of the crime he has committed.

balfore:

Strazdas:

balfore:

The U.S. law defines minors as people under the age of majority in the U.S. that's 18. Once you reach the age of majority you go from childhood to adulthood. So yes, they are children and it is definitely molestation.

You are mixing Minors (legal definition) with children (social definition)

But the title is referring to his charges which are of legal nature. So referring to a teenager as a child is appropriate in the title and all matters of the crime he has committed.

No. If the title would use a legal definition, it would say Dragon Con Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Minor Sexual Abuse Charges.
It however used social definitions, and by social definition these people were not children.

Strazdas:

balfore:

Strazdas:

You are mixing Minors (legal definition) with children (social definition)

But the title is referring to his charges which are of legal nature. So referring to a teenager as a child is appropriate in the title and all matters of the crime he has committed.

No. If the title would use a legal definition, it would say Dragon Con Co-Founder Pleads Guilty to Minor Sexual Abuse Charges.
It however used social definitions, and by social definition these people were not children.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Child_sexual_abuse_laws_in_the_United_States

In legal definition a person is considered a child or even an infant according to the law when they are under the age of majority. There is nothing "Sensational" about referring to a minor as a child in legal definition. If you need further proof here is the academic journal that helped establish the laws in the United States.

http://www.jstor.org/stable/844549
Not sure if the link will work on all computers. (I accessed it from a campus library that subscribes to Jstor)

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