The Militant Libertarian

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

8-Year-Old Charged For Sexual Conduct With Sitter

OK, read the title of this post (taken directly from the KUTV News website) and the story below (or at the link)...

A mother is upset after a 14-year-old babysitter
engaged in sexual conduct with her eight-year-old boy, and the
eight-year-old was charged with lewd conduct.

Prosecutors have since dropped the charges against the boy, but his mother
is still concerned.

The sexual conduct occurred during a game of “truth or dare” while the boy
was being watched by the babysitter.

Prosecutors say that, while the babysitter initiated the contact, the young
boy was a willing participant.

“She dared my son to touch her breasts,” says Michelle Grosbeck, the boy’s

After hiring the teenager to baby sit, Grosbeck got the feeling something
was wrong.

“It was just that sense that something wasn’t quite right with this
14-year-old girl,” she said. She asked her son what had happened. “He just
came right out as if nothing was awry, and just started talking about what
had happened.”

Grosbeck went to police and child protection workers, and the case went to
the district attorney, after which her son, age eight, had been charged with
an act of lewdness with a minor.

Grosbeck says the Salt Lake County District Attorney told her both the child
and teenager were equal participants. But Mrs. Grosbeck didn’t believe that.

“My son is eight, he’s a little boy. He does not have the ability to
participate on the same level as a fourteen-year-old,” she said.

Although the charges against her son were dropped, she is concerned that the
same thing could happen to other victims of sexual abuse.

“I don’t want parents to be afraid to go to the state agencies that are
supposed to be protecting our children when things like this happen, out of
fear that their children are going to be charged

The district attorney’s office confirmed the charges had been made, and that
they had been dropped. Other than that, they wouldn’t comment. The Division
of Child and Family Services also declined to comment.

Here's my comments...
OK, then. Isn't that interesting? They charge the 8-year-old with the crime (which will, no doubt, be on his permanent "arrest record") and no word as to whether the 14-year-old girl has been charged as well.

Here's how I see it: this will result in the following: the mom will probably be charged by DCFS for failing to know that this girl was a sexual deviant, thereby putting her child in danger. The girl will probably receive some kind of rehabilitation counseling that will, in the end, make her more sexually deviant (I predict she'll be pregnant or have AIDS before she's 18). And state lawmakers will no doubt now call for the "licensing" of "babysitters" and "child care givers" (Oh, wait...they do that already...does your public school teacher have a "child care" certificate???).

Anyway, welcome to the New World Order. This is how our government agencies routinely treat people. The woman whose boy was charged can testify to that. They don't want what's best for you, they don't want what's best for your child, they want what's best for the state.

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