'Master pedophile' serves his time, m...

'Master pedophile' serves his time, may face civil commitment

There are 1 comment on the community.seattletimes.nwsource.com story from Jun 18, 2009, titled 'Master pedophile' serves his time, may face civil commitment. In it, community.seattletimes.nwsource.com reports that:

For those who are complaining that the law is NOT being followed, here is a line from the article: "Under Washington state law, sex offenders can be confined indefinitely if it's determined they're a danger to the public." This should ease your fears that the law is not being followed.

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Jason Lee

United States

#1 Jun 19, 2009
This "Civil Commitment" is really criminal incarceration under a different name and without the constitutional protections of a real criminal procedure.

From a civil liberties standpoint, it would be FAR less troubling if they simply just gave child molesters longer or even life sentences without the possiblity of parole.

These so-called "Civil Commitments" are no way to handle the problem.

We're entering a "slippery slope" if we allow the government to effectively put people away, possibly even for life, without the rudimentary due process protections a criminal procedure affords.

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