Reply To: A not-so-surprising consequence of sexual hysteria: presumed guilt


There is a delicate balance between the real issues of sexual assault and the witch hunt. Sexual assault is different from sexual harassment. Blending the two not only diminishes those who have been assaulted, but ruins the lives of those who were merely indiscreet, or perhaps thoughtless pigs.

I have no respect for John Walsh. I believe he exploited his son’s tragic death to increase his own celebrity. Adam’s death was apparently not a sexual assault. Two years after passage of the Adam Walsh Act (July 2006), police decided the murder was Ottis Toole, who was not a sex offender, but a psychopathic serial killer. Yet Mr. Walsh had leveraged the murder to create the SORNA abomination.