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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Two possible scenarios...

    Scenario 1: The puppeteer was being blackmailed and paid the guy off.

    Scenario 2: The puppeteer was guilty but paid the guy enough money to back off.

    I'm pretty certain that money was involved because nobody goes this far and then recants. They would be too invested at this point to back out.
    this pretty much mirrors what I was thinking. There are reports (at least from TMZ) that lawyers met no more than an hour prior to this announcement, as well

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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    this pretty much mirrors what I was thinking. There are reports (at least from TMZ) that lawyers met no more than an hour prior to this announcement, as well
    Sounds about right.
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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Sometimes, just being innocent, is the best defense.


    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Two possible scenarios...

    Scenario 1: The puppeteer was being blackmailed and paid the guy off.

    Scenario 2: The puppeteer was guilty but paid the guy enough money to back off.

    I'm pretty certain that money was involved because nobody goes this far and then recants. They would be too invested at this point to back out.

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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Sometimes, just being innocent, is the best defense.
    Wow. People like you still exist in this world? I though you all went extinct.
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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Wow. People like you still exist in this world? I though you all went extinct.
    Look up Kevin Clash. He is a disciple of Jim Henson no less and the guy runs Seasame Street now. He helps make the shows different versions work for Arab countries, Israel, and so on. He obviously is crazy rich also. For all we know the accuser was an extra on the show that cooked up the idea for an extra buck.
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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    I wonder how much that recant cost?
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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    That would depend upon the age and mentality difference between the two. I believe that there are limitations in a lot of places in regards to age gaps.

    Oh, and perhaps not a pedophile but certainly an ephebophile to be sexually interested in teens. The deviant part about it is that people who are diagnosed with this disorder limit themselves to ONLY this particular age group. The sexual obsession is more with the "youth" of the victim than it is about the victim him or herself. It IS a LEGITIMATE DSM-IV diagnosis.
    There is nothing deviant about it.

    It is in our biology to be attracted to youth as that is the most likely way to have a healthy baby.

    Are you going to try to argue that point?

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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    They are children at a different level of development. Until one is FULLY developed, they are not an adult. Boobs and pubic hair don't make one an adult.

    Also, since the vast majority of 16-year-olds are still dependent upon their parents for survival, I would think that would qualify them as still children.
    Do you think that a person should have a bettery of psycological tests before they are allowed to engage in sexual activity at any age?

    There are a lot of adults that are very childish in what they do and how they handle things.

    In reading your posts you don't hink biology has any place in what makes somebody an adult, so what about somebody who is 30 but still lives with their parents and still thinks like a child. Should that person be allowed to engage in sexual activity?

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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Federal law

    The Federal government has a legal age of consent of 18. This law applies to any actions that take place between different states or on federal property. This makes it a crime to use any form of communication between states to try to get a minor to have sex with an adult. Even if the minor and adult are in the same state, if the communication leaves the state, it is a crime. For example, if both people live in the same state and use an instant messaging program to communicate. If the server used for the communication is in another state, this is a crime.
    It is also a crime for a minor to be taken to a different state to have sex. This could happen if the 16 year old lived in a state that had an age of consent of 18 but travelled to a state where the age limit was 16. If the adult travels to a different state or a different country to have sex with a minor, this is only a federal crime if the minor is under the age of 16. It may still be a local crime if the minor was under the age of consent of the state or nation where the sex happened but it is not a federal crime.

    Each US state has its own age of consent. State laws set the age of consent at 16, 17 or 18. The most common age is 16.[2]
    age of consent 16 (30): Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia
    age of consent 17 (9): Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Wyoming
    age of consent 18 (12): Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania1

    1: In Pennsylvania, the age of consent is 16. If the minor is under the age of 18, the adult can be charged with "Coruption of a Minor". This is a misdemeanor. [3]. If the adult is in a position of power (teacher, clergy, or Police for example), this is a felony[4]. Even though the age of consent is 16, it is still a crime until the age of 18. Becase of this, Pennsylvania is normally listed as if it had an age of consent of 18.

    Some states have exceptions to the law for people below the age of consent if their partner's age is within a specific range. This range is often between 2 and 4 years. Some states allow minors who are below the age of consent to consent to sex with their spouses if they are married, but not to anyone else.
    You missed a caveat on Texas: There is no age of consent if it is between an employee of a school and a student of that school, a student in another school in the same district, or in some cases a student from outside the district (and potentially outside the State, IIRC). That is right, Texas has managed to figure out how to, again, put someone in jail for sex between 2 consenting adults. *sigh*

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    Re: Elmo the Pedophile

    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight View Post
    You missed a caveat on Texas: There is no age of consent if it is between an employee of a school and a student of that school, a student in another school in the same district, or in some cases a student from outside the district (and potentially outside the State, IIRC). That is right, Texas has managed to figure out how to, again, put someone in jail for sex between 2 consenting adults. *sigh*
    How are they stopping 2 consenting adults? I don't understand your post. You state that there is NO age of consent and then you state that they are putting people in jail for consensual sex between 2 adults. I don't know if you made a typo or what, but you contradict yourself in this post.

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