Mass. court: Sexual e-messages to min...

Mass. court: Sexual e-messages to minors are legal

There are 3 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Feb 6, 2010, titled Mass. court: Sexual e-messages to minors are legal. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

The state's highest court Friday overturned the conviction of a man accused of sending sexually graphic instant messages to a 13-year-old girl, ruling that such messages aren't banned by Massachusetts law.

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Dale

Biddeford, ME

#1 Feb 6, 2010
idiotic judges. Examples are just that, examples to be used as guidance they are not an exhaustive list. Using their logic, if I invent a new way to kill someone, it wont be illegal.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#2 Feb 6, 2010
The case began in February 2006, when a Plymouth County Deputy Sheriff Melissa Marino set up an Internet profile, described herself as 13 years old and invited people to contact her.

The then-25-year-old Zubiel began having online conversations with Marino by instant message. He eventually told her he'd like to teach her how to perform oral sex and was arrested at a Marshfield apartment complex where he had arranged to meet her, according to court papers. Police said Zubiel admitted "the thought was there for him to have sex with this minor."

While I don't like this type of behavior, the guy, in fact. never sent an e-mail to a 13 year old. In my view, what he thought was irrelevant. People are responsible for whaqt they actually do, not what they think. Even if the law is changed, a person whould have to actually contact a minor by e-mail to be found guilty, not some female cop engaging in entrapment.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#3 Feb 6, 2010
Dale wrote:
idiotic judges. Examples are just that, examples to be used as guidance they are not an exhaustive list. Using their logic, if I invent a new way to kill someone, it wont be illegal.
It won't be illegal unless you use your new method :-)

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