We just sent the WRONG message to all children in SMC
Original post made by Michael G. Stogner, another community, on Dec 15, 2010
I want to know WHY?
One of our newspapers wrote: "The Burlingame man who had consensual sex multiple times with a 12-year-old-girl.." and "On their first date..." and the pair proceeded to engage in sexual activity."
WAKE UP San Mateo County...A 12 year old CHILD does not have CONSENSUAL sex with anyone.
In another recent case DDA Steve Wagstaffe charged the president of the Belmont Chamber of Commerce with 17 counts of Child Molestation, After almost 1 year in jail because he could not afford bail he was found Not Guilty on ALL Charges. Besides knowing he was innocent even accepting a MISDEMEANOR plea deal would have required him to Register as a Sex Offender according to his attorney Mr. Chase.
So how did 7 felonies go to 1 and no registering as S.O.
That is my question, and what kind of message did we just send all the children in San Mateo County.