Friday, June 27, 2008

2 month old baby a victim of Canadian porn ring

Quebec police say baby was victim of porn ring

Jun 25, 2008 05:07 PM
Peter Rakobowchuk

MONTREAL – Quebec provincial police allege a baby only a few months old was one of the victims of an international child pornography ring that operated over the Internet.
A two-year investigation has led to the arrest of 27 men in Quebec aged between 19 and 68.
"What we know is that most of the victims were of elementary school age and one of them was as young as a baby who was just a few months old," Sgt. Joyce Kemp said today.
"They are children who had not yet reached puberty."
Police began their inquiry in July 2006 after receiving a tip from an Internet service provider in Europe.
"The owner of a website in Germany who hosted free forums for discussion alerted authorities that some individuals were using his website to exchange juvenile pornography material," Kemp said.
She said there were nearly one million exchanges of pornography on the forums.
The 27 men have already appeared in court and most face charges of accessing and possessing material related to child pornography.
Kemp said several of the accused also face charges of production as well as possession.
A total of 29 searches were conducted in a number of regions across the province.
RCMP Const. Melanie Laroche, a spokeswoman for the National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre in Ottawa, said the centre worked closely with Quebec provincial police and that information about the porn ring was sent to 28 countries.
"In this case, Canada was one of several countries that were involved in this operation after Germany established that several targets were linked to Canada," Laroche said in an interview.
She said the latest arrests were part of an international investigation into child porn which led to six people being arrested in New Brunswick in October 2007.
Tom Copeland, chairman of the Canadian Association of Internet Providers, described the porn ring as "pretty frightening."
"I can't fathom how a human being can do that to another human being, let alone a child just months old," he said.
Copeland said more needs to be done in schools to warn young people about the dangers of putting information on the Internet.
"It's a huge problem that's not being addressed by the education system," he said.
"We don't have Internet safety as part of the curriculum in schools and that's something which needs to change and begin at the kindergarten level."

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Keep sex offenders out of homes with children!

The Ohio House has passed a bill aimed to keep people convicted of sexual crimes out of the homes of children. It would be a case of child neglect if a child victim offender was living with children.

The Ohio Senate needs to pass this bill in order for this law to proceed and become law.

SOSEN ~ a group of sex offenders and thier advocates who work to get laws for sex offenders LOOSENED has decided to fight this legislation, and has started an email campaign to the senate to make it seem that nobody wants this legislation.

I am in need of your help! I need you to write or call the Ohio Senate members and tell them you are in support of HB111. Children should not be led to the slaughter by careless parents.

Here is a form letter that you could copy and paste to your email:

Dear Senator,
I am writing to show my support for HB111. I want Ohio children to be protected from sexual offenders. Children should not be endangered from neglectful and careless parents by being forced to live with sexual offenders.
This bill is common sense, and Ohio needs to stop protecting the needs of sex offenders, and work on protecting our children. If this bill is passed it will actually prevent sexual abuse of children.
According to the Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network

15% of sexual assault and rape victims are under age 12.
29% are age 12-17.
44% are under age 18.
80% are under age 30.
12-34 are the highest risk years.
Girls ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted rape, or sexual assault.
7% of girls in grades 5-8 and 12% of girls in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.
3% of boys grades 5-8 and 5% of boys in grades 9-12 said they had been sexually abused.
In 1995, local child protection service agencies identified 126,000 children who were victims of either substantiated or indicated sexual abuse.
Of these, 75% were girls.
Nearly 30% of child victims were between the age of 4 and 7.
93% of juvenile sexual assault victims know their attacker.
34.2% of attackers were family members.
58.7% were acquaintances.
Only 7% of the perpetrators were strangers to the victim.

Please pass HB111 and protect these innocent children who cannot protect themselves.


Copy and paste this into your TO box in your email:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

please forward this to all groups that have an interest in protecting children!
Thanks! Tracy

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

No legal cure for pedophiles

I just want to say that I am sick to my stomach after viewing some pedophile websites where they boast of thier "love" of children.

These sick people have thier own holidays to celebrate the molestation of children.

I personally cannot handle looking at these websites, let alone read the posts that they share with each other. I am not able to control my emotions that emerge from viewing such things. It makes me want to vomit, cry, and kill these sick twisted individuals.

They take pictures of beautiful little girls and boys, and turn them into something sexual.

I hear all the time from people "I just don't understand how or why they do this"

The reason you don't understand why, is because you are not insane.

Only people who suffer from the same insanity could understand thier thought process.

They actually think what they are doing is okay, because they have changed thier thought process. It is called a cognitive distortion.
here to view some ways that sex offenders have thinking errors.

From Absolute Zero:

A perfect example of a pedophile thinking:

Jonathan Johnson, a 31 year old bi-sexual pedophile from Nebraska, and a regular poster on the very graphic pedophile forum, BoyMoment.
He is a very dangerous pedophile because not only has he worked as a DJ at a Skating Rink where he had access to young children daily, he also has many young boys who stay overnight and sleep in the same bed with him on a regular basis.
He admits to showing his "Young Friends" the pedophile posts on the BoyMoment forums, which include graphic discussions such as "Little Boys Cum", "Little Boys Butts", "When is the last time you saw a Boy naked?", along with graphic photographs of young boys in various stages of undress.

In Response to the question "has anyone ever had an orgasm while a toddler was wiggling around on your lap?":

Hmmm maybe a lot of pre-cum once or twice, one YF felt me get hard, knew what it was and wiggled even more.

God I love it when they know what's going on, they know they cuased it and they tease you even more.

These pedophiles actually believe that a toddler knows what an erection is, and enjoy getting them aroused!

Toddlers do not have that thought process.
They just want to play and have fun, and enjoy getting attention from an adult. They don't want to be raped and molested. They don't even know what that is.

Pedos have twisted thier thoughts to actually BELIEVE that children want and enjoy being fondled and raped.

There is no cure for these sick twisted people, other than lobotomys or death.

They can only try to avoid children (which they won't and can't), or curb thier desires (impossible- you can't stop thinking unless you have a lobotomy)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Michigan man reoffends

Dexter man sentenced to 10 years in prison for child porn

Posted by News Staff The Ann Arbor News June 16, 2008 16:34PM

A Dexter man previously convicted of molesting a young relative was ordered to prison for 10 years Monday after authorities found child pornography on his computer, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced.

Thomas Vanbuhler, 60, pleaded guilty last August to one felony count of possession of child pornography. At that hearing, officials said Vanbuhler admitted he had been receiving child pornography through the Internet since at least 2003.

The case was prosecuted under the federal Project Safe Childhood initiative. In February 2006, federal agents searched Vanbuhler's home and discovered 109 images of child pornography and 134 images of child erotica, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

In 2003, Vanbuhler was convicted in Wayne County of fondling a young female relative during a party. He was sentenced to probation, and accused of violating probation by groping another young relative, officials said.

When Vanbuhler is released from prison, he will serve five years on supervised release and will be required to register as a sex offender.

What is ridiculous is the man was only charged with one count of child porn. He had over 100 images! This was not something done by "accident". He has revictimized over 100 children, but since the NCMEC can only validate one child as "real" that is all he gets charged for. The law for child porn has to be changed. Unidentified victims of child porn should also be counted.

Illegal Aliens are sexually abusing Americas children

Our Children Are Being Victimized By Illegal Aliens!
Posted on Monday, June 16 @ 10:04:18 CDT
Topic: Crimes Scenes illegal immigration laws

Contrary to what President Bush claims, family values do stop at the Rio Grande for many illegal aliens. In addition to suppressing wages, bankrupting our hospitals, and over-crowding our jails and public schools, illegal aliens are preying upon our children In Operation Predator sweeps across the country conducted between 2003-2007, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents nabbed over 10,700 foreign national child molesters.

Many of these predators had been previously convicted of other crimes, and many had already been deported once. The number predators apprehended in the sweeps actually only represent the tip of the iceberg. In fact, a study conducted by the Violent Crimes Institute reports that between 1999 and 2006, there were nearly 1,000,000 sex crimes committed in the United States by illegal aliens.

Using U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration, as well as state and local law enforcement data, Deborah Schurman-Kauflin of the Violent Crimes Institute determined that there are no less than 240,000 illegal alien sex offenders currently inside the U.S.

A very cursory search on the subject of illegal aliens committing acts of child molestation turned up countless examples of the growing problem.

The following are two recent ones: The suspect in the recent rape of a 13 year old Alabama girl is believed to be an illegal alien. Mobile County Sheriff's detectives are looking for a man named Domingo Lorenzo for the rape which was reported on June 4. Sheriff´s department spokesman Sgt. Jerry Taylor said: "The first thing they're trying to do is verify his true identity. Once that's done they'll be able to check with immigration officials to see if he did have the proper credentials to enter the country."

Lorenzo is known to neighbors of a West Mobile trailer park, though the owner of Ridgewood Acres claims that he has no record of Lorenzo paying rent. Many residents told reporters he is frequently on the premises.

Warren McLamore, the victim´s father told a WKRG reporter: "My daughter doesn't even go outside now. If she does, I just put her in the car, lock the doors, get in and get out of here."

On May 28, a 25 year old Mexican national named Israel Lugo Rios was arrested and charged with molesting a 3 year old Bradenton, FL girl. The little girls was taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital after complaining of pain. Upon medical examination, it was discovered that the girl had been sexually violated. The sheriff´s department has determined that Rios is in the country illegally.

In 2007, Americans For Legal Immigration Political Action Committee (ALIPAC) tracked child sexual assaults committed by illegal aliens. In a 30 day period, they recorded 27 assaults by foreign nationals illegally inside the United States. The results are as follows:

July 28, 2007 Milwaukee, Oregon Charged: Alejandro Emetrio "Alex" Rivera Gamboa, 24, and Gilberto Javier Arellano-Gamboa, 23
Charges: rape and murder Victim: Dani Countryman of Texas (15 years old)

August 6, 2007 Trenton, N.J. Charged: Jose Carranza, 28 Charges: child rape (later charged with murder of Newark teenagers as well) Victim: child's name withheld

August 16, 2007 Huron, Ohio Charged: Lucio Sanchez-Martinez Charge: gross sexual imposition of a minor Victim: 8 year old girl

August 20, 2007 Oregon City, Oregon Charged: Alejandro Hernandez-Flores, 19 and Mario Alberto Flores-Estrada, 20 Charges: rape, sodomy, and sexual abuse Victims: two girls ages 14 and 15

August 21, 2007 Franklin County, Alabama Charged: Alvaro Vargas, 38 Charge: rape, sexual abuse Victim: 11 year old girl

August 23, 2007 Bryan County, Oklahoma Sought/Charged: Jose Retana Charge: rape by instrumentation Victim: 4 year old girl

August 24, 2007 Indianapolis, Indiana Charged: Jesus Valenzuela, 19 Charges: child molestation and burglary Victim: 5 year old girl

August 27, 2007 McAllen, Texas Charged: Jorge Alberto Escobar Charge: aggravated kidnapping Victim: 5 year old girl

August 27, 2007 Rockville, Maryland Sought/Charged: Mahumbo Kanneh, 23 Charges: rape, sexual assault, and molestation (Dismissed due to lack of interpreter!) Victims: 18 month and 7 year old girls

August 15, 2007 Indiantown, Florida Charged: Ruben Hernandez-Juarez, 52 Charge: battery on a child for molesting Victim: 6 year old boy

August 8, 2007 North Hollywood, California Charged: Chalearmchai Nopthaisong, 41 Charges: kidnapping and lewd acts on a child Victims: seven children (Police have since discovered six more victims ranging from age 4 to 8 years old.)

July 20, 2007 Tulsa, Oklahoma Charged: Daniel P. Ramirez, 39 Charges: sexual battery Victim: 16 year old boy

August 14, 2007 Portsmouth, Massachusetts Charged: Marvin Hernandez, 27 Charges: sexual assault Victim: 14 year old girl

August 20, 2007 Gaston County, North Carolina Charged: Ramon Zamora-Solano, 41 Charges: kidnapping and sexual assault Victims: 5 and 6 year old girls

August 9, 2007 Poway, California Charged: Jesus Mora Nava, 30 Charges: sexual assault Victim: 13 year old boy

August 22, 2007 Palm Bay, Florida Charged: Dwayne Modeste, 19 Charges: rape (armed with a machete) Victims: 13 year old girl and 20 year old woman

August 20, 2007 Manchester, New Hampshire Charged: Alan Hernandez, 18 Charges: sexual assault and criminal threatening Victim: 14 year old girl

August 18, 2007 Brewster, New York Charged: Sergio Antonio Martinez-Garza, 32 Charges: two felony counts of sexual conduct against a child Charges: rape Victim 15 year old girl

July 28, 2007 Tacoma, Washington Charged: Terapon Adhahn, 42 Charges: rape, kidnapping, and murder Victim: Zina Linnik, 12

July 30, 2007 Murfreesboro, Tennessee Charged: Jesus G. "Egg" Garay-Barrientos, 18 Charges: aggravated sexual battery and rape Victim: 6 year old girl

July 27, 2007 Alto, Texas Charged: Eleazar Posadas, 49 Charges: indecent contact with a child Victim: 7 year old girl

July 21, 2007 Village of Monroe, New York Charged: Armando Sierra, 22 Charges: statutory rape Victim: 14 year old girl

August 16, 2007 Bentonville, Arkansas Charged: Daniel Lopez Bibiano, 34 Charges: attempted rape, sexual assault, and rape Victims: 5, 10, 12, 13, and 15 year old girls

August 18, 2007 Indianapolis, Indiana Charged: Israel Baez Charges: In custody on other charges. Approached a group of children and arrested with a 'rape kit' in his van.Witnesses: 5 children

So why does the crime of child molestation seem to be so prevalent among illegal aliens from Mexico?…The answer may lie within the age-old Mexican culture of "machismo," as well as within the actual laws of that country. The crime of rape or child molestation is incredibly under-reported in Mexico, because there is so much shame placed upon the victim as well as the difficulty in proving the case. A 2002 Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post article, reporter Mary Jordan detailed the case of a 16 year old Mexican girl who had reported being raped by three policemen in 1997.

When Yessica Yadira Diaz Cazares and her mother went to the police station to report the rape, she was laughed at by the officers and actually jailed overnight.
Diaz was forced by police to undergo a medical exam as well as a total of eight blood tests. She was told that the blood tests would determine whether or not she had actually been raped. Prosecutors told the girl that she must physically put her hand on the men who raped her, courageously she proceeded even as the family received death threats.
The accused officer laughed at her and verbally abused the girl as she identified him as an attacker. Eventually, Yessica realized that justice would never be served and simply gave up. Sadly, she not only gave up her search for justice but her life as well. Despondent, she committed suicide by taking an overdose of prescription pills.
After Yessica´s death, the national human rights commission pursued the case, resulting in the conviction of two of the accused officers.
The crime of kidnapping a woman for the purpose of rape and marriage against their will, or "rapto" as it is known in Mexico is actually a minor crime and rarely ever prosecuted. A Mexican legislator actually called the practice "romantic." Of course, this crime if committed in the United States would elicit felony charges and a penalty of 20 years to life in prison. While rape is a serious crime in the United States, many Mexican nationals cannot understand why they are prosecuted on this side of the border. Often, a small payment of $10 to $20 to the victim´s family will settle the matter back in Mexico.The most troubling and telling reason behind the growing epidemic of child molestation at the hands of Mexican illegal aliens, is the fact the age of sexual consent throughout the majority of Mexico is 12 years of age!
The only other nation in the world which boasts such a disregard for childhood innocence is Zimbabwe, where the age of consent is also 12.
Article 177 of the Mexican Federal District Penal Code discusses "sexual abuse" and punishment of other acts referred to as "unintentional" acts –"who without purpose of reaching copulation, performs a sexual act with a person under 12 or a person that has no capacity of understanding the meaning of the act or that for any reason cannot resist it, or that demands that such act is observed or performed, will be punished with 2 to 7 years in prison".

In addition to Mexico City, the age of consent is 12 years old in the following Mexican states:

Baja California Sur
San Louis Potosi

The age of consent is 13 years old in Nuevo Leon and 14 years old in the seven remaining Mexican states.

The attitude towards having sex with little girls is carried with many Mexican men as they cross into this country. An example of this attitude can be found in Mexican national Diego Lopez-Mendez, who pled guilty in 2006 to sexually assaulting a 10 year old West Virginia girl. Through an interpreter, he told the court: "In the pueblo where I grew up girls are usually married by 13 years old….I was unaware of the nature of the offense or that it was a bad crime."

In order to bring charges of rape in most Mexican states, the law requires that the girl prove that she is a virgin, and that the charge of statutory rape be dropped if the rapist wishes to marry his victim.

Of course, when discussing the issue of illegal immigration, this dirty little secret is never talked about by our politicians, nor is the impact that such an attitude towards the abuse of children could have on this nation by offering amnesty to millions of Mexican nationals.

The next time someone tells you that illegal immigration is a 'victimless crime,' remind them of the children whose lives will never be the same.

Until our politicians gain the courage to actually defend our border…Keep your children close!


Deltona loosens residency restriction

Deltona takes steps to relax residency rule for sex offenders

By BOB KOSLOW Staff Writer

DELTONA -- Sex offenders and predators may find more legal places to live in Volusia County's largest city of more than 86,000 residents.

Elected leaders here Monday tentatively amended a city code by removing school bus stops as a measuring point from where certain convicted sexual offenders and designated predators cannot live.

"(Bus stops) change all the time, and enforcement is difficult," City Attorney George Trovato said Monday. "You have to research when an offender moved in and when a bus stop was created. (Offenders and predators) could be illegal one year and legal the next. It's just not enforceable."

State law prohibits convicted and registered sexual offenders and predators, whose victims were younger than 16 years old, from living within 1,000 feet of a school, day care center, park or playground. Deltona officials in May 2006, copying many other Florida cities and counties, extended the distance to 2,500 feet and added school bus stops to the list.

The commission unanimously approved eliminating the bus stops and scheduled a second hearing July 7.

About 99 registered sexual offenders and predators live in Deltona, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Web site.
The move was not enough for George Griffin, head of the Volusia/Flagler American Civil Liberties Union.

"The ordinance, when it was passed, created a wall around the city to the point that it might be unconstitutional," he told officials. "While the opening of more places to live is a step in the right direction, there is no proof that the residency restrictions make a city safer. It's time to relook at the entire ordinance."

Griffin suggested looking at anti-loitering laws to better control where offenders and predators hang out during the day.

"I am all for making the city livable for everyone, but we need to be very very careful," Commissioner Mike Carmolingo said. "There are too many young families out there."

Resident and registered sex offender Richardo Maldonado pleaded with the commission to eliminate its law.

"Even taking out bus stops, who is Deltona to decide to add on what the state says?" he said. "When is the harassment going to stop? I made a mistake and paid for it. Enough! Enough!"

Other changes to the city's sex offender ordinance take into account the ages of some victims and defendants -- known as Romeo and Juliet cases -- and the intent not to jail violators.

Under the changes, which must pass the second public hearing, residency restrictions would not apply to offenders and predators if the case involved consensual sexual conduct when the defendant was not more than four years older than the "victim" and the "victim" was older than 14 and younger than 17.

Registered sex offenders and predators with a clean record for at least 10 years since the initial conviction also are exempt from the city code. All state distance laws still apply.

The possibility of jail time for those found in violation of the city law was also removed. Penalties shall be a fine not to exceed $500 a day.

"It was never the intent to send them to jail, only to get them to move," Trovato said. "So, why have it if you are not going to enforce it?"
The changes to provide more places to live could make the city's law less likely to be challenged and overturned as unconstitutional, supporters said.
What they will not do is impact the city's current Circuit Court case involving three defendants charged with violating the city's distance law and refusing to move. A Circuit Court judge ordered the city to pay for the defendants' legal costs and a three-judge panel is reviewing a city appeal.

There are more than 10 additional known cases, Trovato said.

Monday, June 16, 2008

New York is not keeping predators out of shelters

Department of Homeless Services still not screening for sex offenders

Sunday, June 15th 2008, 11:06 PM

Sex offenders are still being housed at shelters for homeless families a year after the problem was first exposed, a new report revealed Sunday.
State Sen. Jeff Klein (D-Bronx) charged that the Department of Homeless Services is still failing to screen applicants to make sure they are not on the Megan's Law registry, allowing serious sex offenders to be assigned to shelters that house children.
"It will take them five minutes to avoid a lifetime of trauma for a child who may be hurt by one of these individuals," said Klein outside the agency's Manhattan office.
Last year, Klein found six level 2 or 3 sex offenders who had registered family shelters as their addresses.
The latest report found five sexual predators giving family shelters as their address, though only two could be verified as still living at the facilities.
DHS officials cited the agency's legal obligation to shelter anyone who applies and policies that make it difficult to separate families who apply together.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

17 years for 50,000 child porn images? Sicko needs a year for every image!

Slidell man gets 17 years for child porn
10:46 AM CDT on Thursday, June 12, 2008

(NEW ORLEANS)---A Slidell man has been sentenced to more than 17 years in federal prison in connection with a child pornography case where more than 50,000 images of child pornography were found on his computer, according to U. S. Attorney Jim Letten.

Letten said that 60-year-old Danny M. Daugherty was sentenced to 210 months in federal prison, placed on a life term of supervised release, ordered to pay $20,000 in victim restitution, required to give a DNA sample and register as a sex offender, prohibited from owning a computer or television with internet access, and ordered to have no unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 18.

Letten reported that Daugherty pled guilty on January 23, stemming from a search warrant being served on his home back on May 8, 2007. Deputies with the St. Tammany Sheriff's Office and officers with the Slidell Police Department recovered a photo album and a computer loaded with child pornography images, reportedly including three young boys, age 12-14, from Daugherty's neighborhood.

Letten concluded that Daugherty was taken into custody, but not before he allegedly pulled a 9mm pistol on officers.

ISP's to block child pon sites

ISP child-porn deal sparks censorship fears

Posted Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:02pm AEST Updated Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:14pm AEST

Some advocacy groups fear the ISPs' move to block child porn sets a dangerous precedent for censorship.

In a first for the United States, three internet service providers (ISPs) have agreed to block access to web sites that show child pornography, however not everyone is welcoming the move, with some groups claiming it raises censorship issues.
It may seem like an altruistic move, but ISPs Time Warner, Verizon and Sprint, were forced into the landmark agreement by New York Attorney-General Andrew Cuomo.
It took an eight-month undercover investigation in which his officers posed as subscribers to the ISPs.
When the officers' complaints to the ISPs that they were allowing child pornography online were ignored, the Attorney-General threatened to charge the companies with fraud.
Now they have come on board and offered the non-government organisation, the Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, more than $US1 million to set up the scheme.
Parry Aftab is an internet privacy and security lawyer and the founder of internet safety advocacy group, and he says the agreement means child pornography could potentially be wiped from the networks.
"What they've done is they've agreed to stop allowing anyone to access the channels that are frequently used for child pornography, and to use technology and people to help ferret it out wherever it is on their network," he said.
"Children are exploited and killed often in the making of child pornography."
However, the move has raised concerns over censorship, with some advocacy groups fearing it sets a dangerous precedent.
Mr Aftab agrees that issues have been raised as to whether or not it is appropriate that a non-government organisation potentially decides what is and what is not child pornography.
"The US National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children is non-governmental and governmental," he said.
"It was created by a special act of congress, so although it is a non-profit it is also government controlled.
"It's our official tip line in the United States on child pornography and it acts as a quasi-governmental unit in many cases.
"Everything's regulated, if you're a charity then you're regulated, but yes it is regulated and overseen by the Government here."
However the website for the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children claims it is a private, non-profit organisation with a congressional mandate.
Australian censorship fears
The fact that a private organisation can essentially act as an official censor is why anti-censorship lobby group Electronic Frontiers does not want to see a similar scheme set up in Australia.
The organisation's chairman, Dale Clapperton, says ultimately the agreement is a bad move.
"First and foremost placing the decision over what type of material is or is not child pornography in the hands of a non-governmental, non-transparent, non-accountable private organisation is fundamentally a bad move," he said.
Mr Clapperton refers to the recent uproar over photographer Bill Henson's artwork which raises issues of defining child pornography.
"We've just recently seen in Australia the consequences of what can happen when an organisation such as this gets a bee in its bonnet about something they believe is child pornography," he said.
"If this type of scheme was replicated in Australia, potentially access to all of his [Bill Henson's] artworks would be blocked."
The head of the School of Information Systems at Deakin University, Professor Matthew Warren, is another critic of the US system, but for technical reasons.
"The reason why it's flawed is that it will only stop the access of these types of images via user groups," he said.
"The flaw with the American approach is that it doesn't focus on blocking inappropriate internet websites."
Professor Warren argues that the Federal Government is coming up with a better system to stop the spread of child porn on the internet.
"The new Rudd Government is now in the process of implementing the strategy that will filter into their content at the internet service provider levels," he said.
"So it means that people will have a clean feed of internet content to their site.
"The problem that's been raised with that is that you'd actually slow down the internet."
Dale Clapperton argues the Australian approach is also flawed and says it will be difficult to ever fully prevent people from accessing child pornography on the internet.
"I don't think that anybody is pretending for a moment that implementing this scheme here, such as they are going to do in New York, or what Labor has proposed, that Australia is actually going to be effective at preventing people from accessing child pornography on the internet," he said.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Adam Walsh Law, in Ohio


{¶11} Having reviewed S.B. 10, we do not find a legislative intent to impose
punishment through the reclassification and registration process. As with prior versions of R.C. Chapter 2950, we believe the legislature intended to enact a civil, regulatory scheme rather than to impose criminal punishment. The new law includes a declaration about the risk of recidivism posed by sex offenders. R.C. 2950.02(A). It also contains a declaration that its various requirements are intended to protect the safety and welfare of the population. R.C. 2950.02(B). The General Assembly further declared that the release or exchange of information about sex offenders is not punitive. Id. We note too that S.B. 10 grants King a right to a hearing to contest her reclassification, but the legislation fails to
provide her with a right to appointed counsel. It also states that the hearing shall be governed by the Ohio Rules of Civil Procedure. These facts bolster our belief that the legislature intended a civil, non-punitive proceeding. Smith v. Doe (2003), 538 U.S. 84, 96.

1On its face, the present proceeding is a civil action commenced by King to
challenge the Attorney General’s administrative reclassification of her as a Tier II offender. Although S.B. 10 provides King with a right to a hearing, the legislation does not authorize the appointment of counsel. Therefore, King has no statutory right to counsel under S.B. 10.

{¶6} In State v. Cook, 83 Ohio St.3d 404, 1998-Ohio-291, the Ohio Supreme
Court held that the registration and notification requirements in R.C. Chapter 2950 are nonpunitive in purpose and effect. Id. at 414-423. Thereafter, in State v. Williams, 88 Ohio St.3d 513, 2000-Ohio-428, the court reaffirmed its view that R.C. Chapter 2950 is “neither ‘criminal,’ nor a statute that inflicts punishment[.]” Id. at 528. More recently, in State v.
Wilson, 113 Ohio St.3d 382, 2007-Ohio-2202, the court again concluded that “sexoffender-classification proceedings under R.C. Chapter 2950 are civil in nature[.]” Id. at 389. Wilson produced a three-member dissent opining that the restrictions imposed under R.C. Chapter 2950 have become more onerous since Cook and should be viewed as “part of the punishment that is imposed as a result of the offender’s actions.” Id. at 392.

Basically this says that SB 10 does not inflict punishment on a sex offender, and they cannot get the state to pay for thier attorney
~Cry Me A River A Sex Offender!~