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Sexual Offender Facts
In 93% of child sexual abuse cases, the child knows the person who commits the abuse. Only 7% are strangers and as many as 47% are family or extended family. (National Sex Offender Public Website, US Department of Justice)
95% of new sex offenses are committed by someone NOT already on a sex offender registry. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2006)
96% of sex offenders DO NOT commit another sex offense when released. (US Department of Justice)
Registered sex offenders have the lowest recidivism rates when compared to domestic violence, battery, drug offenses, theft, robbery, DUI, and assault. The only crime with a lower recidivism rate is murder. (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2006)
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The AWA places severe and unfair registration requirements and punishments on sex offenders and requires offenders to register without distinguishing between violent and non-violent offenders or evaluating the likelihood of recidivism (committing the crime again).
Non-violent offenders (including juveniles) that are considered "sex offenders" include the following:
• Teen consensual sex (when there is a 2, 3 or 4 year age difference) (at least twenty-nine states require registration for teen consensual sex);
• Children as young as 9 who are accused of sexual harassment in schools for arguably harmless conduct, including "playing doctor;"
• Urinating in public (at least thirteen states require registration for public urination);
• Adult prostitution (adults who sell sex to other adults) (at least five states require registration for prostitution-related offenses);
• Exposing genitals in public (at least thirty-two states require registration for exposing themselves in public);
• Teens posting nude or semi-nude photos of themselves on MySpace or other social networking sites;
• Teens emailing or texting nude or partially nude photos of themselves or others.
Increasingly rigorous and over-inclusive requirements for sex offenders are almost universally accepted and easy for legislators and politicians to support because such measures are popular among the general public. As Congress passes act after act cracking down on sex offenders, experts and officials should be wondering whether the requirements of those acts even work to achieve the goals of legislators.
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