Saturday, February 16, 2013

NC - State Rep. Tim Moore Advises Women To ‘Duct Tape’ Nipples To Avoid Arrest

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This country has gone completely insane! What is wrong with breasts? It's our opinion that if this was the norm, then there would also be less sexual assaults.

02/14/2013

By Michael Allen

The North Carolina State House Judiciary Committee recently approved House Bill 34, which makes it a felony to purposefully expose “private parts for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire.”

According to WRAL.com, the bill's definition of “private parts” includes a woman’s “nipple, or any portion of the areola.”

Women could spend up to six months in jail for a first offense. However, any incidental nipple exposure by breastfeeding mothers would be exempt.

State Rep. Sarah Steven said that women could use pasties or nipple coverings: “They’d be good to go."

You know what they say, duct tape fixes everything,” added State Rep. Tim Moore.

State Rep. Rayne Brown is co-sponsoring the bill because GoTopless.org activists held a topless women’s rights rally in Asheville, North Carolina last summer.

You’ve got local governments passing ordinances to protect themselves from just this thing,” Brown said. “These folks don’t need to be doing that, but they do it because they’re not sure about the law.”


Man Wrongly Accused of Rape Befriends Accuser

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Ronald Cotton went to jail for raping Jennifer Thompson who identified him as her assailant. Eleven years later, Cotton was set free after he discovered a new inmate fit the sketch he studied for many years.

Ronald wanted to meet his accuser, but Jennifer was hesitant out of fear of retaliation. Soon, they became the best of friends and co-authored a book together.

Hear Ronald's message of forgiveness and how he is getting on with life.


IL - State Rep. Jefferson moves to strengthen laws against sex offenders

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02/15/2013

State Rep. Chuck Jefferson, D-Rockford, is introducing a bill to enhance legal action against the criminal sexual assault of minors.

We have an obligation to do all we can to ensure that our children are protected,” Jefferson said. “For some survivors of sexual abuse, it may take many years for them to be able to come to terms with what happened and feel comfortable enough to alert the authorities. This measure will provide an opportunity for law enforcement to go after the criminals no matter how many years ago the incident occurred.”

Under the current law, prosecution for criminal sexual abuse of a minor may be commenced within one year of the victim turning 18 years old. Jefferson’s bill will remove the statute of limitations for aggravated or predatory sexual offenses, or criminal sexual abuse, in cases where the victim was younger than 18 at the time of the offense. Additionally, the bill allows for a 20-year window to prosecute the failure to report certain alleged or suspected sexual assault offenses against minors.

This bill is about empowerment,” Jefferson said. “It will allow survivors the chance to speak up about a past crime, and possibly prevent an offender from committing further sexual abuse. Even if just one life is saved, then we will have made a difference.”

Jefferson’s House Bill 1063 (PDF) has bipartisan support, and will be considered for a committee vote next week.

For more information, contact Jefferson’s full-time constituent service office at (815) 987-7433.


TX - Former Mount Pleasant officer (Eric Jason Campbell) sentenced in child sex assault

Eric Jason Campbell
Original Article

02/15/2013

A former Mount Pleasant police officer was sentenced to 50 years in prison Friday after entering a guilty plea to a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, according to Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd.

Eric Jason Campbell, 41, was held in the Upshur County Jail under $250,000 bond since his arrest in August on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Campbell resigned from the Mount Pleasant Police Department during the investigation.