Which actions might require a person to register as a Sex Offender?

Which actions might require a person to register as a Sex Offender?

  1. Mooning someone at a party.
  2. Forcibly raping someone.
  3. Urinating outdoors.
  4. Having consensual sex (between teenagers).
  5. Harming a child.
  6. Streaking on a dare.
  7. Sharing a nude photo (as/of a teen).

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Changes needed in sex offender registry rules

azcapitoltimes.com

Guest Opinion

January 13, 2023

sex offenders, registry, Arizonans for Rational Sex Offense Laws, American Law Institute, The Model Penal Code, child abductions, child murders

The sex offender registration system has grown to the point that children as young as 9 can be registered,

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A Mother’s Story

 by Sue Bowman

In 1984, my son John was arrested for sexual assault with a minor. He had had consensual sex with a girl who told him she was 16; she was actually two weeks shy of 16. The Mesa Detective told us he did not have enough evidence to charge John.

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Opening day of Arizona Legislature

Arizonans for Rational Sex Offense Laws will be hosting one booth on January 9, 2023 for the opening day of the legislative session at the Arizona State Capitol. We invite everyone to attend, as we will be interviewing bystanders with multiple- choice surveys about their understanding of sex offenses and then presenting them with the facts.

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Despite what you’ve been told

by Vicky Campo

Despite what you’ve been told, those who commit sexual offenses hardly ever recidivate.

Many of us still believe the unfounded myth that those who commit sexual offenses cannot be reformed. We hear it repeated so often that it has become part of our country’s criminal justice narrative.

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Searching for Zebras

by Raj P.

Until 8 years ago, during my years as a medical student and practicing as a physician, I had all the intentions to shake up the world. Examining a patient with a simple cough, I would peer down their throat hoping to glimpse a rare tumor sticking out,

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The Dangerous Myth of Stranger Danger

From the time we can walk most parents begin to teach us about “Stranger Danger.” It’s an idea that’s been around for decades, but it gained favor as a result of two high-profile cases that were both tragic and extremely rare. Sadly, studies show the “stranger danger” myth may be giving us a false sense of security.

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The Scarlet Letter Stands for Sex Offender

by Robert and Kathy B

Two years ago our normal family life was turned upside down. My wife and I had successfully raised three children to adulthood. We were working on our youngest who was the academic star of the family. He was a couple of weeks away from graduating in the top tenth in his class with a full tuition scholarship to the University of Arizona.

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The Myth of Sex Offender Recidivism

In the 2002 case McKune v. Lile, Supreme Court Justice Kennedy dealt a blow to those convicted of sexual offenses when he wrote in a plurality opinion that there is a “frightening and high risk of recidivism” for those who commit sexual offenses,

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An Old-Guy Story of Re-Entry

by Barney Oldfield

In 2003 I was arrested and charged with two counts of child molestation, Class 2 felonies. I was offered a plea deal that would have resulted in prison and lifetime probation. I did not want probation and the ACA refused to negotiate any other plea deal.

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