This guy was caught back in the park on 8/12 taping young girls and was kicked out of the park and banned from the premises last season. The article doesn't say that what he was taping in the park was porn, but they did found it at his home and on his computer.
Right, moosh. In fact, most Pedophiles are attracted to both genders of children, but are usually Heterosexual when it comes to adult relationships. The attraction isn't to gender, specifically, but pre-puberty children most of the time.
A very good friend of mine went to prison for 6 months for One count of child porn. One pic meant six months. It's not really Six months, it's a lifetime of being reminded of his crime. Every time he moves he needs to register as a sex offender, and every time someone looks on the megans law website they can view his pic.
My friend did a bad thing, and I think the punishment fits the crime.
Being interested in teens is still taboo, but it's not considered a mental disorder like pedophilia is. Maybe the man in the article's lenient punishment was due to the old age of the kid he was filming. If he would have simply videotaped someone 3 yeas older, he wouldn't be in as much trouble, if any at all.
It's a shame this kind of thing happens. As a dad it makes me mad as hell! But I just had an experience with this last week at Geauga Lake. When we were at Wildwater Kingdom getting ready to head back to the other side I had my camcorder out and strapped around my hand, (it wasn't on at the time!) while with my daughter. A lifeguard came up to me and told me we were not allowed to have camcorders or video equipment in the park.
I was kind of taken back, but cooperated, and put it away. I just wasn't getting it, I had it all day around both parks. So I found a park security officer walking by and asked him what the deal was, and his answer was basically that they had concerns there recently with young girls being filmed in the waterpark. He said the concern was in the waterpark though, and I was ok over in the amusement park side.
It was such a weird experience, but I fully understand. I would go ballistic if I knew some idiot was filming my kids...even in an amusement park! Not that I see a park as a babysitter, (my kids are too littleto be left alone!), but it really angers me that a place where they should be able to have fun, can be dangerous. It really freaked me out for my kids safety and privacy.
Now officially a Halloween Haunt Cornstalker for Fall '08!
I am not defending perverts. I am reminding all of us that the punishment is a life sentence no matter how long the prison term is. There are some things about Megans Law that creeps me out, but whatever it takes to keep kids from being abused should be humanity's top priority.