However, children and teens and even some adults who commit non-violent sex offenses should not be treated in the same way that violent sex offenders should be treated.
Many child and teen sex offenders commit crimes because, I think, they're just too young and inexperienced to know better. They don't deserved to have that stigma for life. And what they need is psychological evaluations and therapy in order to train and teach them socially accepted sexual behavior. Rather than the incarceration we give them.
It's absolutely absurd to expect the same behavior from a child or teen that we expect from an adult. So we shouldn't give them adult criminal sentences. Especially if the crime is non-violent in nature.