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Published: Friday, Sept. 27 2013 4:38 p.m. MDT

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trekker
Salt Lake, UT

Can they use a better picture, I feel like he is smiling about what he has done which is just gross.

Contrariuser
mid-state, TN

This guy previously served time in Utah for abusing other children. He was already a registered sex offender. So why was he allowed to contact this kid in the first place? And who was stupid enough to allow him to spend time ALONE with the kid?

trekker
Salt Lake, UT

Someone please take that smile off his face, use Photoshop if you have too. Desnews can you put his mug shot photo on instead?

Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

And this is a sad reminder of why the Boy Scouts had decided it is in scout safety to not allow homosexual men to be leaders, as leaders are often alone or in very small groups with young boys.

And scout safety is paramount.

Contrariuser
mid-state, TN

@Chris B --

"And this is a sad reminder of why the Boy Scouts had decided it is in scout safety to not allow homosexual men to be leaders, as leaders are often alone or in very small groups with young boys."

Baloney, Chris.

The BSA's ban on gay leaders would never have stopped this guy from participating. He's been married twice that I know of.

"And scout safety is paramount."

Scout safety is not increased one iota by banning gay scout leaders.

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AN Groth, former director of the Sex Offender Program at the Connecticut Department of Corrections, has said: "my studies have indicated that homosexual males pose LESS risk of sexual harm to children (both male and female)--from both an absolute and a percentage incidence rate--than heterosexual males."

British Journal of Psychiatry, 2001 -- men with "no evidence of homosexuality" were at roughly 50% GREATER risk for becoming child abusers than men "who were homosexually inclined".


Child Advocacy Center -- "only about 4 percent of same-sex abuse involves homosexual perpetrators".

Archives of Sexual Behavior, 1978 -- "sexual orientation was not related to the sex of the victim targeted"

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