Reply To: Still the question: Will sex offenders be allowed in emergency shelters in NC?


What about the double standard that a 10-year-old is legally incapable of giving informed consent to any sexual act with an adult because they do not understand sex and the consequences of a sexual relationship but can be punished for sexual misconduct and made to register for LIFE like an adult predatory offender against children? They are not viewed under the law as having the mental maturity to give informed concent, but let that same 10-year-old do something considered sexually criminal and in some states he can be forced to register for life just like an adult offender. Somebody explain that one sometimes.