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Boyfriend gets lifetime sex offender status for cellphone video
Winston-Salem Journal ^ | February 9, 2013

Posted on 02/09/2013 4:35:56 PM PST by Gamecock

Edited on 02/09/2013 5:33:17 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Sidney Myers will spend the next 18 months in a federal prison for 15 minutes worth of sex videos he made with his teenage girlfriend.

Myers’ prison sentence, handed down Thursday, is the type of nightmare scenario that law enforcement has been warning parents and high school students about: Intimate videos and photos of young people on electronic devices can send someone to prison.


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1 posted on 02/09/2013 4:36:03 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: Gamecock
[His] attorney said comes from a “very good family,”

Myers apologized to his family and told Anderson, “I’m sorry about everything. If I could take it back I would. This ain’t my lifestyle.”

Bologna. He calls a terrorist threat to a high school so he can spend the afternoon diddling his 16 year old girlfriend and captures it on video and expects us to believe this "ain't his lifestyle"? That is his lifestyle.

2 posted on 02/09/2013 4:40:33 PM PST by Gamecock ( If we distort the gospel, that distortion will influence and affect everything else that we believe)
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To: Gamecock

When I was in high school a guy and his girl got caught in this mostly stupid law.
He had just turned 18, she was just 16, the father (of the girl) caught them together.
The guy was charged and forever tagged as sexual predator, spent time in jail....when she turned 18, they got married.
I get the laws but good lord some common sense should be applied.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 4:41:45 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Gamecock

Bet he enjoys his 18 months is prison. < / sarc


4 posted on 02/09/2013 4:42:58 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Gamecock

Who is Holliday?


5 posted on 02/09/2013 4:43:52 PM PST by Enten (I don't have islamophobia...I do have islamonausea)
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To: Gamecock

This thread is totally useless without pics.


6 posted on 02/09/2013 4:44:03 PM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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To: svcw
I get the laws but good lord some common sense should be applied.

This where an informed jury is supposed to nullify the law.

But we don't like informed juries in this country. They are bad for the re-election chances of so many judges and DA's.

7 posted on 02/09/2013 4:45:10 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: svcw
I get the laws but good lord some common sense should be applied.

This where an informed jury is supposed to nullify the law.

But we don't like informed juries in this country. They are bad for the re-election chances of so many judges and DA's.

8 posted on 02/09/2013 4:45:10 PM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Gamecock

So, the big problem is that he recorded it on his cellphone. We’re in big trouble in this country.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 4:46:55 PM PST by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: Gamecock

The whole sex offender registry is a joke. If a person is a threat, sentence that person appropriately. Once their sentence is up, he/she should be FREE, period.

Punishment for all crimes should be taken care of in prison, but once that person has “paid their debt to society”, all rights should be restored. They should be able to own firearms, there should be no criminal history on their record, etc.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 4:48:10 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Gamecock

why did the jury convict?

Nullify


11 posted on 02/09/2013 4:48:28 PM PST by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: edcoil
This thread is totally useless without pics videos.
12 posted on 02/09/2013 4:49:25 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: Sporke

But I believe that child molesters should NEVER be released from prison, if it is such that you have to worry about them once they leave prison, then perhaps they should never be allowed to leave prison.


13 posted on 02/09/2013 4:49:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Gamecock

Don’t the Feds have the option to NOT prosecute the kid?


14 posted on 02/09/2013 4:50:20 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: SandRat
This guy sounds like a candidate for a future Darwin award. He lost one leg in an ATV accident. He called in a bomb threat so he and his girlfriend could have the day off. He video'd his underage girlfriend having sex ~ presumably with him ~ or whoever.

He's lucky to be getting locked up ~

15 posted on 02/09/2013 4:50:33 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Gamecock

Murderers go free after a few years and he gets life for doing what she wanted him to do??


16 posted on 02/09/2013 4:53:02 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Gamecock; Morgana

kiddie porn is unforgivable, may he be cursed for a lifetime


17 posted on 02/09/2013 4:54:15 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sporke

That the problem...Sex offenders shouldn’t go free....they’re repeaters. This da isn’t a sex offender...just ignorant of the law and kinda DUMB.


18 posted on 02/09/2013 4:55:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SandRat

Being an amputee, he will probably serve his time in a medical prison of some sort. I can’t see them putting him in a maximum security facility.


19 posted on 02/09/2013 4:55:15 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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To: Gamecock

When you’re 20 you should know that it’s not wise to have a 16 year old girlfriend.


20 posted on 02/09/2013 4:55:55 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: svcw

common sense: wait until you are 18


21 posted on 02/09/2013 4:55:55 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Mr. Jeeves

You think kiddie porn should be legal??


22 posted on 02/09/2013 4:57:05 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Sacajaweau

ignorant of the law??

who doesn’t know that kiddie porn is a no no??


23 posted on 02/09/2013 4:58:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: muawiyah
This guy sounds like a candidate for a future Darwin award.

Yeah, this guy is a Grade-A moron. Calling in a bomb threat to his school is as far as I'm concerned more reprehensible than the video of the 16-year old he was banging. And then, he should've known better. It's not like prosecuting these cell phone crimes is a new phenomenon. It's been going on for the last decade or so.

His future earning potential is now limited by being a sex offender? No, they're limited by him being an idiot.

24 posted on 02/09/2013 4:58:26 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Chickensoup
why did the jury convict?

Nullify

Judges here (Silicon Valley, CA) make it crystal clear that the will not tolerate any of this jury nullification nonsense in their courts.

25 posted on 02/09/2013 5:04:13 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: Delta Dawn
I've seen lots of amputees in prison, most prisons are built or upgraded to be ADA compliant. Not a big deal.

CC

26 posted on 02/09/2013 5:09:09 PM PST by Celtic Conservative
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To: Gamecock
And the 16-year-old’s mother knew about Myers and often let him spend the night at her house. Moreover, when Myers had met the girl, she had told him she was 18.

Second first -- while she may have lied at first, he clearly knew she was 16 by the time he was arrested.

First, what is wrong with this mother? Inviting a 20-year-old to have sex with her 16-year-old daughter?

27 posted on 02/09/2013 5:10:19 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Gamecock

Light sentence for a bomb threat and making porn of a minor.


28 posted on 02/09/2013 5:10:26 PM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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To: null and void
Judges here (Silicon Valley, CA) make it crystal clear that the will not tolerate any of this jury nullification nonsense in their courts.

And they enforce these demands *how*?

29 posted on 02/09/2013 5:18:15 PM PST by Gay State Conservative ("Progressives" toss the word "racist" around like chimps toss their feces)
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To: Enten

Heh, I scanned this dang text several times looking for the first use of Holliday. Maybe it was excerpted...


30 posted on 02/09/2013 5:20:08 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sporke

Agreed - you do your sentence, your debt is paid. If you’re that dangerous, then you should still be in prison.


31 posted on 02/09/2013 5:21:54 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Sacajaweau
Murderers go free after a few years and he gets life for doing what she wanted him to do??

No. They didn't get married. He got 18 months in prison, but has to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

32 posted on 02/09/2013 5:22:36 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Gay State Conservative

Dunno, I haven’t yet had the opportunity to test them. Nobody wants an engineer on the jury.

The implied threat is contempt of court, with whatever jail time or fine hizzoner sees fit to apply.


33 posted on 02/09/2013 5:24:33 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: edcoil

You like 18 year old boys?


34 posted on 02/09/2013 5:29:13 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

no, did a miss a gay part - it said girlfriend he married.


35 posted on 02/09/2013 5:32:20 PM PST by edcoil (Manage your own lawsuit: www.jurisdictionary.com?refercode=KK0012)
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36 posted on 02/09/2013 5:34:48 PM PST by RedMDer (Support Free Republic)
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To: GeronL
kiddie porn is unforgivable, may he be cursed for a lifetime

Kiddie porn?

Yes, I understand that as far as federal law is concerned there is no difference between naked photos of a 4-year old and naked photos of someone who is 17 years, 364 days. Now I'm not saying that porn of minors should ever be legal but, c'mon, photos of some 16-year old high school strumpet in no way, shape or form equates to the sexual exploitation of children.

Do we really need to fill up sex offender databases with this kind of stuff at the risk that true sexual predators and true pedophiles slip through the cracks?

37 posted on 02/09/2013 5:38:49 PM PST by Drew68
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To: GeronL; Mr. Jeeves

>> “You think kiddie porn should be legal??” <<

.
Hyperbole much?

It really wasn’t “kidde porn,” it was a family video, a memento. It was not circulated or sold.


38 posted on 02/09/2013 5:41:46 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: null and void

> “The implied threat is contempt of court, with whatever jail time or fine hizzoner sees fit to apply.”

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A juror cannot be held in contempt for voting their consience.


39 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:31 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Gamecock

He deserves to be on the list just for being so STUPID, as to record “the event”.

I have no sympathy for him at all.


40 posted on 02/09/2013 5:45:31 PM PST by BobL
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To: svcw

My oldest son got his girl friend pregnant when she was 15 years old. Her father went to the police to try to have him arrested for statutory rape, he gave up on the idea when the cops pointed out to him that my son was 4 months younger than his daughter.

A side note to this story:

My wife and I encouraged her to have the baby and we would take it and raise it, or support her and the baby, she was for it but her father was not and forced her to get an abortion. Yes, I said forced.

My grand child would have been 24 years old this year. The g/friend’s father died 2 years ago. When I heard the news, I immediately thought, that he was having to answer some very serious questions.

Their family was Catholic and we’re not. I went to Catholic family services, they even sent a Priest to his house to talk to him. It did no good at all. The girl could have moved in with us.

Sorry for the long reply, I have to unload this once in a while.


41 posted on 02/09/2013 5:46:00 PM PST by Graybeard58 (_.. ._. .. _. _._ __ ___ ._. . ___ ..._ ._ ._.. _ .. _. .)
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To: editor-surveyor

a family video, momento??

sick


42 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: svcw

i was in a jury pool a few years back - a young black man - probably 18 was charged with statutory rape of a “child” - pretrial case info delivered by the atty stated the girl was 1 week from being “legal” - the pool groaned in unison - why it even came to trial amazed us- all - it was quickly thrown out once everyone on the pool was seated


43 posted on 02/09/2013 5:47:43 PM PST by Revelation 911 (hump scratching n'er do well.....all strung out on chicken wings and venison jerky)
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To: Gamecock
Given what we see in the name of entertainment, 'these days'; it is all to easy to see; how 'easy' it is; in fact; for lines to blur - that and the scum MO of 'reality tv' itself.

Reason to bear here? Not in Liberaland; where most of these 'issue' take root; in fact.

44 posted on 02/09/2013 5:48:07 PM PST by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: Gamecock
Given what we see in the name of entertainment, 'these days'; it is all to easy to see; how 'easy' it is; in fact; for lines to blur - that and the scum MO of 'reality tv' itself.

Reason to bear here? Not in Liberaland; where most of these 'issue' take root; in fact.

45 posted on 02/09/2013 5:48:17 PM PST by cricket (Push Back Lib Agenda's; Lib propaganda; Lib/Marxist PC; Lib Leaderhship)
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To: Drew68

naked photo’s of kids are not illegal

go look at a nudist site

this was a minor engaged in sex!!

That is why its illegal


46 posted on 02/09/2013 5:48:17 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: svcw
The guy was charged and forever tagged as sexual predator, spent time in jail....when she turned 18, they got married.

I bet family get-togethers with the in-laws were tense.

47 posted on 02/09/2013 5:51:44 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: editor-surveyor
LOL! I find your faith in the legal system charming

Bless your heart..

48 posted on 02/09/2013 5:53:08 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: GeronL

Sick is what you’re proving yourself to be.

Try Yeshua’s standard for a change:

“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”
.


49 posted on 02/09/2013 5:54:38 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Celtic Conservative

‘I’ve seen lots of amputees in prison, most prisons are built or upgraded to be ADA compliant. Not a big deal. ‘

I would hate to have a roomie in prison named Bubba who had a nickname of Captain Hook.


50 posted on 02/09/2013 5:56:39 PM PST by Delta Dawn (at)
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