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December 6, 2018 at 9:12 am #49752
By Valerie Chinn . . . A month after pleading guilty to three counts of sex abuse, Demont O’Neal opened his own gym. O’Neal, who worked as a cheerlead
[See the full post at: Parents support gym opened by man on sexual offense registry]
December 6, 2018 at 11:29 am #49758
This is a great example of someone not allowing the SOR define them. This is the message I have been preaching to my son. People still have lives to live SOR or not.
December 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm #49779
He must have avoided probation I suppose
December 6, 2018 at 7:05 pm #49780
The comments to the article are interesting. One lady insisting the age of consent being 16 doesn’t mean someone that age can have sex with an adult. NOT true. He ran into the issue of the position of trust. In our state that’s called sexual misconduct
December 9, 2018 at 7:50 am #49876
Notice they use the terminology “sexual abuse”. What does that mean? Did he hold her down and rape her? Was it a case of harassment? Did he use foreign objects to sexually “abuse” her? Or is it just the way the laws of that particular state are written?
I’m guessing this was a consensual relationship that was only illegal due to his career/position of ‘power’ over the student. I’m quite sure there was no actual “abuse” of the teenager.
But the law is written to call it “abuse” and so the article says “abuse” and that triggers people to think the worst. Just like my state refers to such relationships as sexual “assault”. No one is actually “assaulted” but the media loves the headline attention such words generate.
This is something that should be on NARSOL’s bucket list: Argue with the legislatures to change the title of their general statutes from saying “abuse/assault” to something more factual like “sexual misconduct”.
The words “abuse” and “assault” are what helps them to fear monger.