If you have ever unbuttoned any child's pants, be thankful that you don't live in Coalgate, in Coal County, Oklahoma. Because, based on a recent ruling in that county, anyone who commits such an act is guilty of a crime. Specifically, they are guilty of "sexual assault of a child."
What's worse, if you are a man, you are 99.999 percent more likely to be convicted of this crime. If you are a woman, chances are that such an act will be considered a part of your natural, motherly duties.
Does this sound like an outrage to you as much as it does to me? Think this is a joke? Think again!
Two weeks ago, one Greg Moore was charged with "sexual assault of a child under the age of 12" in the Coal County, Oklahoma courthouse, because he unbuttoned the pants of his step daughter. The girl had asked him to help her with her clothes many times in the past. So had her siblings from time to time. Such an act was not unusual for him, nor is it unsual for anyone else. But this time, for whatever reason, the girl freaked out. One can only speculate as to why.
Even though the girl testified in court that Greg never touched her or her siblings sexually, never engaged in any innappropriate behavior towards them, never said anything inappropriate, did anything inappropriate, or made them feel uncomfortable in the past, the court still ruled that this act was a crime.
Lisa Slawson, the mother of the girl, has a long history of filing similar charges against other people. Per her own words to various individuals in and around Coalgate, Oklahoma, she says that she filed charges against her step father, uncle, grandfather, and her mother's boyfriends when she was a child. As an adult, she filed charges against her ex husband, Cody Slawson, a former boyfriend, Sean Kelley of Houston, and now the latest victim, Greg Moore of Coalgate, Oklahoma.
Nobody seems to be concerned about how often Ms. Slawson has been "victimized", nor how often her countless allegations have been found false. And yet, Ms. Slawson has the nerve to continue living in the town, showing her face without feeling shame, despite what she has done. And her latest boyfriend is currently being set up to be the next one in line, per testimony of her son.
This time, however, her efforts paid off. She has been able to get retribution against Greg Moore by using the judical system to her favor. And now, unless the people of the nation, state, county, and town stand up and speak up about this ruling, then anybody - and I do mean anybody - could very well be next. This case will be used as a resource, an arguing point if you will, for future court cases.
If you think it is an outrage to charge somebody with sexual assault of a child for unbuttoning a child's pants, please contact the judges and DA of Coal County, Oklahoma and let them know what you think. Remember, this isn't just about Greg Moore. This is about you, too. It could happen to someone you know in the future. If you let this court case slide, rest assured, it will be used as a matter of law against you or your loved ones in the future. And that could happen regardless of where you live, as all court cases can easily be researched, and used in court against any potential defendant.
Think about it.
PS - If you're thinking this is slander, think again. Everything stated herein is available thru public records, court records, etc.