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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Action Item #2 of 2: Is the VSP Disseminating the New VSP Sex Offender Pamphlet in Your District?


Dear Readers, 

I need to hear from you because I have been unable to get any answers from the Virginia State Police for the last few weeks on this matter. 

A reader sent me the new VSP Sex Offender Pamphlet (it’s above). 

1. I searched the Virginia State Police website looking for a PDF of the Pamphlet, I found nothing.
 
2. I called the VSP and talked to someone about a bullet point that was in the January 2015 version presented to the Virginia Legislature by Senator Marsden but is missing from the above copy, I did not get an answer on why it was removed.
3. I then emailed a few VSP folks suggesting a date be added to the pamphlet for version control, that a PDF be added to the VSP website and asked about the missing bullet point. Again I was not given an answer, I’ve been put off for 2 more weeks and I don’t have confidence I will get an answer at that point either! 
 
I’m wondering if these pamphlets are on the counter at the VSP Barracks for RSO’s to grab one or if they have to know the pamphlet exists and must request one. 

I am also wondering if VSP Troopers and Compliance Officers have copies of this pamphlet in their vehicles and are offering them to RSO’s during residential checks or not. 

So I am now turning to you hoping to hear back, marydavyedevoy@comcast.net please title the subject line of your email VSP Pamphlet. 
 

Action Item #1 of 2: Is the VSP Holding a Sex Offender Informational Training Class in Your District in the Next Few Months? If So, Have You Heard About It?



Dear Readers, 

I need to hear from you because I have been unable to get any answers from the Virginia State Police for the last few weeks on this matter. 

A reader sent me a handout (it’s above) about an upcoming class for RSO’s in his district to attend. 

I have NEVER heard of such a class being held before this one. 

  1. I searched the Virginia State Police website looking for a schedule list of classes across the State, I found nothing.
  2. I called the VSP and spoke to two people asking where other classes would be held and what topics would be covered and I did not get any answers.
  3. I then emailed a few VSP folks asking for a list of all the classes across the Commonwealth, if they planned on posting that information online and if I showed up would I be admitted or turned away as I am contacted daily by people who are attempting to learn their legal obligations and if anyone needs to be well versed in the RSO laws it’s me. I was not given an answer, I’ve been put off for 2 more weeks and I don’t have confidence I will get an answer at that point either! 
So I am now turning to you hoping to hear back, marydavyedevoy@comcast.net please title the subject line of your email VSP Class Information.

Unequal Justice: Two 16 Year Olds Consensually Share Sexual Images of Themselves With Each Other, Now 17 Years Old The Female is Given One Year of Probation and the Male is Facing 10 Years in Prison and a Lifetime on the Public Sex Offender Registry


CBS This Morning September 8, 2015 Discussion

I first posted about this “Teen Sexting Case” in North Carolina back on September 2nd. 

They were both 16 years old (allowed to have sex legally) when they consensually shared sexual images of each other, with each other. Now 17 years old the police having found the images on their phones claimed it is child pornography making  them both a victim and a perpetrator at the same time. The boys photo and name was publicized widely but the females was not. 

Then we learned the female was given a plea deal of a misdemeanor with one year of Probation BUT the male is STIL facing 5 felony changes, prison time and being listed on the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry for life. 

This morning I watched CBS This Morning’s Legal Analyst Rikki Klieman discuss the absurdity of this case and how the North Carolina Legislature needs to take action against cases like this one. Ms. Klieman a former sex crimes prosecutor, criminal defense attorney, author and actor did a great job cover all  the points not only on this case but how Teen Sexting cases should NOT be a crime in the U.S. and I decided to share it here. 

Mary