The Sex Offender: the 21st Century Witch
Date Written: 23/06/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21109
Looks at the status of a "sexual offender" in America, including sexual offender registries, as well as groups working against false accusations.
Spurred by the Innocence Project and its successful efforts reversing unjust convictions of falsely-convicted people, including sex offenders, organizations have emerged across the country contesting specific aspects of criminal injustice, including regarding sex offenses. One such group is Texas Voices for Reason and Justice.
Another group is Women Against Registry founded in 2011 by Vicki Henry of Arnold, MO., following the old adage, "grieve, then organize!" She co-founded the group in response to the arrest and conviction of her then-21-year-old son. In 2007, he was serving in the U.S. military, stationed in California and was arrested by Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) for possession and distribution of child pornography.