Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Kiddie Porn a Federal Mandate

No word yet if it will be funded or unfunded.

Angry in the Great White North notes this bizarre ruling in Kansas: To be convicted of soliciting sex from a minor via the Internet, you actually have to have been "chat-rooming" with a minor. A cop pretending to be a minor doesn't count.

What difference does it make that you were soliciting sex from a 50-year-old member of your own sex who pretended to be a 12-year-old member of the opposite sex? How is that different from soliciting sex from a policewoman posing as a prostitute?

It seems to me that if your intent is to solict sex from a 12-year-old, then the charge of soliciting sex from a minor is more than somewhat close to accurate. Let's say absolutely close.

A parallel opinion lately comes from the ACLU, who claimed pretending to be attached to the State Department when you're actually with the DoD violates enemy combatants' rights. We gotta protect these guys from deception.

I guess the cops will now have to hire some 12 and 13-year-old girls for the duty of "stinging" these Internet perverts - unless we can get Gitmo detainees to pretend to be 12-year-old females looking for 50-year-old infidel lovers.

It sounds difficult, but it solves several problems.

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