Minor Crimes that can make you a Sex Offender

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The Wronged

Rome, NY

#1 Jun 10, 2013
When we think of sex offenders, we normally bring to mind a rapist or a sexually abusive criminal. Major cases featured on the news always show violent and ruthless men who will coerce women into having intercourse with them. Normally victims of these offenses are battered, bruised, and scarred from the experience. While situations like this certainly do occur, some people that are registered as sex offenders never abused anyone. There are many minor crimes that result in sex offender registration. For example, if you partake in streaking, then you can be registered. Streaking is running in a public location fully nude. While some high school and college students may think it is fun to dare their friends to partake in an activity like this, if they police are contacting the participants will need to go to court. You can also be registered as a sex offender for urinating in public.

In Texas, both of these actions are considered indecent exposure. In their state code, a person who exposes himself or herself with the intent to arouse sexual desire in another can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. The action must be reckless and uncaring of others who are present and would be offended or alarmed. This would also include acts like flashing another person. If the act occurs in a public location such as a park or a shopping center and other pedestrians, particularly children, are offended, then the criminal can be given a $2,000 and be sent to jail for up to 180 days. In addition that person can be registered as a sex offender, an action which will damage their ability to get a job in the future.

Also, actions that are considered public lewdness can result in sex offender registration. If a person knowingly engages in sexual activity with another, sexual gratification with his or herself, or has a private, sexual encounter with someone else in a public place where others are alarmed or offended, then they can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. Along with this the person can be given a $4,000 fine and one year in jail. Also, obscenity can cause a person to become registered as a sex offender. If a person promotes obscene material or an obscene device or participates in an obscene performance, then he can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

Selling “harmful material” of a sexual nature to a child that has no redeeming value is considered a Class A misdemeanor. In some extreme cases, this act can result in a third-degree felony, which involved no less than 2 years in prison. The only defense for this crime is if the materials sold are educational or scientific in nature or the sale to a minor was completed with a parent or guardian present. When materials are considered obscene, criminal defense attorneys can argue that they have literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. If they don’t, then they will be considered obscene for lack of a better explanation. This means that the distributor will be a sex offender.

If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime like one of these, and the courts want to put you in the state sex offender registration, you will want to combat those charges. If you are proved guilty of your crime, you could end up with a year in jail and fail to ever get a good job or have a good reputation, all because your name is listed on a registry. With new smartphone apps that show where sex offenders live, your crime will be public and your friends and family may be embarrassed. It will probably be difficult for you to sustain a relationship, and people may assume that you did something vulgar when in reality your crime was harmless and maybe even unintentional.
The Wronged

Rome, NY

#2 Jun 10, 2013
Also if your teenage daughter or son sends a nude pic to a friend or girlfriend they are guilty of Promoting Child pornogrphy! If you have ever sexted and are under age you are a SEX OFFENDER!!
Leann

Holland Patent, NY

#3 Jun 11, 2013
If you are a guy and touched a strangers,(a female 17 year old) butt or breast with her clothes on, in public, and she tells her daddy who is a police officer, you can bet you are going to jail for 2 years, and when let out you're registered as a level 3 sex offender. Or if you are a guy and dated a girl for a long time and had consensual sex and she was under 18 and you break up with her watch out! Jail time and a level 3. Watch out for revenge. Two different guys two different girls and situations. Watch out guys things are really messed up!!! All sex offenders are NOT what you think.
funny busted

New York, NY

#4 Jun 11, 2013
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will be joining more than 1,500 law enforcement agencies nationwide with a new sex offender program called OffenderWatch.

Oneida County will be one of 41 agencies in New York State that are using the program, which is a registry enabling citizens to search for the presence of registered sex offenders in proximity to their homes, workplaces, schools and day care centers.

Residents of Oneida County will be able to enter their address and see a map and listing of offenders within a certain radius. Then they can register the address to be continuously monitored by the sheriff and local law enforcement.
Yeh Right

Syracuse, NY

#5 Jun 11, 2013
funny busted wrote:
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will be joining more than 1,500 law enforcement agencies nationwide with a new sex offender program called OffenderWatch.
Oneida County will be one of 41 agencies in New York State that are using the program, which is a registry enabling citizens to search for the presence of registered sex offenders in proximity to their homes, workplaces, schools and day care centers.
Residents of Oneida County will be able to enter their address and see a map and listing of offenders within a certain radius. Then they can register the address to be continuously monitored by the sheriff and local law enforcement.
Of course you can already get this info on the NYS Dept of Criminal Justice website for free, but Tony's got money to spend on this. Company must be owned by a paisan.
Jewel

Mcminnville, OR

#6 May 5, 2014
I just found out my husband has been taking secret pictures of my baby sister who was 16 years old to masturbate to. Can I turn him in?
Bad Utica

Clinton, NY

#7 May 5, 2014
They can arrest you for urinating outside, but don't have any restrooms in the parks. Where ya supposed to pee when yur their? Where are your children supposed to go to the bathroom?
Open the rest rooms that are there, dummies, and put up port-a-potties where there are no restrooms in city parks. Maybe you can use the money you get from cashing in your scrap and stealing it.
Yes

Rome, NY

#8 May 5, 2014
Jewel wrote:
I just found out my husband has been taking secret pictures of my baby sister who was 16 years old to masturbate to. Can I turn him in?
Yes, and you should.
Turkey Joints and Riggies

Clifton Park, NY

#9 May 5, 2014
Jewel wrote:
I just found out my husband has been taking secret pictures of my baby sister who was 16 years old to masturbate to. Can I turn him in?
Absolutely.
imsorry

Albany, NY

#10 May 5, 2014
So you have children.. Without a doubt! Respectfully how old is your husband?
Bada Bing

Oriskany, NY

#11 May 6, 2014
.<<While some high school and college students may think it is fun to dare their friends to partake in an activity like this, if they police are contacting the participants will need to go to court>>

Wow so all those Hamilton College students can get charged $2000 for streaking? Cha-Chinggggggggg That's the sound of the bells going off in some greedy judges head.
Streetrunner

Babylon, NY

#12 Jun 28, 2014
funny busted wrote:
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office will be joining more than 1,500 law enforcement agencies nationwide with a new sex offender program called OffenderWatch.
Oneida County will be one of 41 agencies in New York State that are using the program, which is a registry enabling citizens to search for the presence of registered sex offenders in proximity to their homes, workplaces, schools and day care centers.
Residents of Oneida County will be able to enter their address and see a map and listing of offenders within a certain radius. Then they can register the address to be continuously monitored by the sheriff and local law enforcement.
They already have that on the Internet for free. More waste of tax payor dollars just to have it on Oneida Website.
Jeng

Mountain View, CA

#13 Aug 1, 2014
Colorado police hide in our adult chat room hookup room only meant for above 18 connect with someone then by the way I am really about 15one more text and yes there you have it a sex offender never even looking for a child many other places for that
You might be a sex offend

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Aug 15, 2014
The Worst

Clifton Park, NY

#16 Aug 15, 2014
The Wronged wrote:
When we think of sex offenders, we normally bring to mind a rapist or a sexually abusive criminal. Major cases featured on the news always show violent and ruthless men who will coerce women into having intercourse with them. Normally victims of these offenses are battered, bruised, and scarred from the experience. While situations like this certainly do occur, some people that are registered as sex offenders never abused anyone. There are many minor crimes that result in sex offender registration. For example, if you partake in streaking, then you can be registered. Streaking is running in a public location fully nude. While some high school and college students may think it is fun to dare their friends to partake in an activity like this, if they police are contacting the participants will need to go to court. You can also be registered as a sex offender for urinating in public.
In Texas, both of these actions are considered indecent exposure. In their state code, a person who exposes himself or herself with the intent to arouse sexual desire in another can be charged with a Class B misdemeanor. The action must be reckless and uncaring of others who are present and would be offended or alarmed. This would also include acts like flashing another person. If the act occurs in a public location such as a park or a shopping center and other pedestrians, particularly children, are offended, then the criminal can be given a $2,000 and be sent to jail for up to 180 days. In addition that person can be registered as a sex offender, an action which will damage their ability to get a job in the future.
Also, actions that are considered public lewdness can result in sex offender registration. If a person knowingly engages in sexual activity with another, sexual gratification with his or herself, or has a private, sexual encounter with someone else in a public place where others are alarmed or offended, then they can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor in Texas. Along with this the person can be given a $4,000 fine and one year in jail. Also, obscenity can cause a person to become registered as a sex offender. If a person promotes obscene material or an obscene device or participates in an obscene performance, then he can be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.
Selling “harmful material” of a sexual nature to a child that has no redeeming value is considered a Class A misdemeanor. In some extreme cases, this act can result in a third-degree felony, which involved no less than 2 years in prison. The only defense for this crime is if the materials sold are educational or scientific in nature or the sale to a minor was completed with a parent or guardian present. When materials are considered obscene, criminal defense attorneys can argue that they have literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. If they don’t, then they will be considered obscene for lack of a better explanation. This means that the distributor will be a sex offender.
If you have been convicted of a misdemeanor crime like one of these, and the courts want to put you in the state sex offender registration, you will want to combat those charges. If you are proved guilty of your crime, you could end up with a year in jail and fail to ever get a good job or have a good reputation, all because your name is listed on a registry. With new smartphone apps that show where sex offenders live, your crime will be public and your friends and family may be embarrassed. It will probably be difficult for you to sustain a relationship, and people may assume that you did something vulgar when in reality your crime was harmless and maybe even unintentional.
Trying to justify what you did wrong you creep?

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