December 16, 2005

Oh, Great...

...My landldy's new live-in boyfriend is a convicted sex offender. Guilty of "risk of injury" and "corrupting the morals of a minor".

We all got the anonymous letter in the mail yesterday -- prolly sent to us all by her brother -- inparting this happy news.

Yes, Denise, your boy is scum.

She came by today to ask why Housemate Chris was parking his truck up the road.a bit. He didn't wanna tell her that it was because child molesters are not easy to be associated with. He just said "because I parked it there" or something.

She seems to be insisting that it was all a misunderstanding. She believes him. Mind you, she asked her pastor, beforehand, if it was okay for her to take him into her home. I have no idea how THAT conversation went. She's blinded by Love or something that feels like it...

The reason Chris parked his truck up the road is that he doesn't want rocks being thrown through it's windows. Neighbors have a way of not tollerating predators, y'know.


Well................... Maybe she was 15 but looked 19 and said she was 21. But he was 31 when convicted, which means that he was well aware of their difference in age and -- even if he wasn't thinking too hard -- might've wondered a bit longer about that than he did. I dunno.

Posted by Tuning Spork at December 16, 2005 01:52 AM | TrackBack

That's tough. I'm conflicted about that crime as described, because humans have been considered mature so much younger in the past, however, they would be married, theoretically, or be prosecuted for something else.

And there are plenty of preditors who don't prey across the age of consent, and just perpitrate unfulfilling sex/relationships, with no laws to punish them.

Posted by: Edith at December 17, 2005 10:57 AM

Dang, Edie. Sounds like you have a story to tell?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 17, 2005 08:37 PM

I don't think anymore than any other person. Most people can find examples of not being treated well in intimate relationships. I've told stories in my blog.

Posted by: Edith at December 18, 2005 08:05 PM

Um, so how old is your landlady?

Posted by: Susie at December 24, 2005 09:13 AM

Oh, late forties I guess. Um, why?

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 24, 2005 04:10 PM
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