May 1, 2013 -- Updated 2258 GMT (0658 HKT)
Report: Registry does more harm than good for teen sex offenders
"JG can't do a lot of the normal things parents do, like drop his son off at school, attend parent-teacher conferences, or take his daughter to the park, a library or anywhere else children gather.
For the offense of inappropriately touching his 8-year-old sister when he was 12, G, 26, has spent almost half his life as a registered sex offender. The designation subjects him to residency and zoning restrictions that dictate where he can live and spend time. It has also made him the target of harassment, death threats and hampered his ability to find a job or keep a home, he said.
As he sees it, his wife and four children are still paying the price for what he did as a child.
"The biggest effect is obviously not being able to provide stable housing and a stable environment," said G, who lives in Dallas. "I have missed two first days of school, experiences which can never be re-lived.""
Opinion: Megan's Law registry has become 'scarlet letter of the internet age,' needs revision
"Human Rights Watch released the compelling report “Raised on the Registry,” last week, which exposes the far-reaching negative consequences of forcing juveniles to publicly register as sex offenders.
Ranging from families forced to live apart, lifelong stigmatism for offenders convicted as pre-teens, inability to provide for their families due to lack of employment to self-harm and suicide in several cases, the ramifications of public registration for juveniles are extensive and severe.
Any serious modernization of Megan’s Law must include a reassessment of placing juvenile offenders on the public registry."
May 7, 2013 4:45 AM EDT
Sex Offenders Aren’t All Monsters
"Sex offender laws are meant to protect children, but research increasingly shows the severe damage they cause, reports "Nicole Pittman."
Raised on the Registry - Brandon's Story
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Let's Talk About Real Equality
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Underage Teen Sex: Is a Girl Being Prosecuted for Being Gay?
Too Young for Sex, But Old Enough for the Sex Offender Registry, Part I
Too Young for Sex, But Old Enough for the Sex Offender Registry, Part II
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No law can extinguish human desire
Lesbian to spend 2 years in house arrest for dating younger classmate
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Updated May. 28, 2013 @ 9:12 pm
Tucker: A ‘Morehouse Man’ continues his journey
"This is a story of redemption, a tale of obstacles overcome, statistics defied, cliches silenced. Last week, Genarlow Wilson, once judged an irredeemable sex offender, graduated from Atlanta’s Morehouse College, the small, all-men’s institution that is the alma mater of Martin Luther King Jr.
Convicted of the statutory rape of a 15-year-old girl during a raucous, alcohol-and-marijuana-fueled New Year’s Eve party in metro Atlanta in 2003, Wilson served more than two years of a 10-year prison sentence. Though the sex was consensual and Wilson was just 17 at the time, the law — carelessly written — judged him an adult taking advantage of a child."