This is unreal.....8 yr. old boy gets charged with a sex crime by being victimized


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orangeninja
July 31, 2005, 05:20 PM
(KUTV) SALT LAKE CITY, Utah 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 mother.

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.




My question is, do you think he got charged simply because he was the male in the encounter and do you think they have any intention of charging the girl? This is becoming a disturbing trend in America, in order to be a sex offender it seems you have to be a male. Just look at all the female teachers nailing their students.....and not getting charged or being excused by CNN. You think they would do that if those teachers had been men?

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hifi
July 31, 2005, 05:29 PM
What a kickass babysitter!

Kamicosmos
July 31, 2005, 05:31 PM
What a kickass babysitter!

:barf: I'm assuming you meant that to be sarcasism? If so, you should add one of the smilies.


That's just nuts. Charging an 8 year old for sex crimes. Sheesh.

Old Guy
July 31, 2005, 06:20 PM
Thank your lucky stars this half wit of a DA is not the one who you have to face after a righteous shooting.

When I was 8 (many years ago) a friends teenage Sister showed me a lot more than her breasts! I thought it was great! Still do!
Is it different when you have the older male, compared to the older female? Of course it is.

Marshall
July 31, 2005, 07:05 PM
“He just came right out as if nothing was awry, and just started talking about what had happened.”

Mom, she's so cool, listen to this. She showed me her boobies and I got to them. :neener:

beerslurpy
July 31, 2005, 07:09 PM
Where was this hot teen action when I was 8 years old? :D

roo_ster
July 31, 2005, 07:15 PM
We certainly do have a double standard. In this case the double standard was so slanted it showed itself to be untenable. The DA showed him/herself to be a complete azz without a smidgen of common sense.

A lot of these female teacher bangs teenage student deals are discounted because most young males are all too willing. What folks don't realize that it is not just a older woman/younger man affair. It is an abuse of authority by the female and a good sign as to her emotional maturity and ability to handle authority. IOW, she's got problems and needs to be kept out of any position of authority and away from younger males. A few charges of statutory rape would have a salutary effect and put other teachers (male or female) on notice not to diddle their students.

joab
July 31, 2005, 07:22 PM
I think hi-fi and beerslurpy's attitude says it all.

While I do share their sentment,
the DA should be above it when acting in an official capacity

pax
July 31, 2005, 07:28 PM
This would be an excellent topic for APS (http://www.armedpolitesociety.com/viewforum.php?id=1).

Closed as off topic.

pax

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