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Originally posted by gravykraken
there is no cure. there is no rehab. the only solution is to remove them from the gene pool.
And they will even tell you that.
RCW 71.09.020(16) defines "sexually violent predator" as “any person who has been convicted of or charged with a crime of sexual violence and who suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder which makes the person likely to engage in predatory acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility.”
In the past two years, at least four of the 267 residents have been charged with possessing illegal pornography, and officials there are investigating several others. The latest case emerged just before Christmas, when the FBI arrested a 49-year-old child molester who had computer CDs full of graphic child pornography stashed in his room.
Here is how they get there:
1. Before release from prison, a state committee assesses whether a sex offender is likely to reoffend.
2. The names of criminals considered likely to reoffend are sent to prosecutors in the counties where they were convicted.
3. If a prosecutor decides to pursue civil commitment, a petition is filed, and within 72 hours a hearing is held. If a judge decides there is probable cause an offender is a predator, he is sent to the commitment center for evaluation.
Within 45 days the offender is entitled to a full trial. It's a civil process but more closely resembles a criminal trial, with a judge, jury, prosecutor, defense attorney and expert witnesses.
4. The jury is asked to find that the offender has committed at least one violent sex crime and has a "mental abnormality or personality disorder" that makes him likely to commit "future predatory acts of sexual violence."
5. Prosecutors must persuade a jury unanimously and beyond a reasonable doubt before an offender can be committed.
6. After commitment, residents are entitled to an annual review to determine whether their condition has changed. No one has ever been let go from the center through this process.
Assistant Attorney General Terry Ryan, who oversees the process, insists that it's fair, saying the jury and judge provide checks and balances and that the state must meet the highest burden of proof.
But some defense lawyers are highly critical, calling the trials a farce and a foregone conclusion.
"These guys are such easy targets," said Chris Jackson, a public defender. "And the state, invariably, puts on a horror show."
Jackson also argues that in a criminal trial, there is a presumption of innocence that does not exist at commitment trials.
"These people are already convicted of a crime. Prosecutors simply parade the victims again and ask the jury, `Do you want this to happen again?' " she said. "Who is going to take that chance?"
Originally posted by Lasheic
I don't have the statistics on hand, and I'd be much obliged if anyone feels like posting them - be they contradictory or confirming - but as I understand it, a large portion of the people convicted of pedophilia aren't really even pedophiles. They're adventure seekers, experimenters, etc.
Originally posted by Harlequin
i have 1 question for you all:
what will you do with the solides of the US Army who are raping children in iraq? last count there was nearly 500 documented cases of child rape by US service personel and so far to date only 1 conviction.
Originally posted by Harlequin
if you would search on ATS the research has allready been presented many times.
Originally posted by midnightbrigade
How about we loosen the stigma around pedophiles and get these people some help? .
This is one thing that I have a solid stance on, its immoral, sick and degrading.
Originally posted by Techsnow
What's so wrong wth sex with a 12 yr old?