“Why don’t they consult experts in the field?”
Because they don’t care. They know the stats. They look at the same studies the people at NARSOL and other groups look into. But if they backtracked their fear mongering, the brainwashed public at large wouldn’t go for it.
Have you ever read the comments on some of the news articles that are linked in this website? Whenever someone comments that not ALL sex offenses are done to children and not all have a victim (skinny dipping), you get a backlash of idiots calling you a “pedophile apologist”.
The media craze has made people view this topic with tunnel vision. And I have a feeling things are never going to change. Ever.
Every politician, every president no matter which political party they belong to, will NEVER say “no” to a law going by his desk that has something to do with making our lives more miserable.