Dear Rep. Jerry Madden:
I received this disturbing note from a mother of a “sex offender”. I did not know that the State of Texas could brand a 10-year old as a sex offender, and hold him criminally accountable for the rest of his life.
Boy 10 and Girl 7 is called “discovery”, as in discovering what makes boys and girls different, sexually. How could you make this a sex crime?
I think we are fattening the cow, with TYC being now in need of building up its population. The railroad is not fixed. Please continue to fix it.
Eddie G. Griffin (BASG)
From: diamonds & jewels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [Eddie G. Griffin (BASG)] New comment on Texas Youth Commission Sex Scandal UPDATE.
Date: Friday, October 30, 2009, 12:26 PMdiamonds & jewels has left a new comment on your post "Texas Youth Commission Sex Scandal UPDATE":
my son is considered a sex offender due to the crime he did 7 yrs ago and it was his first offense. he was 10 and the child was 7. he have been on probation for 2 yrs and since he didn't finish therapy they want to send him to TYC. he haven't had any other victims since the age 10. I don't think it is fair and I am terrified for him to go into TYC. he has no idea what jail is and how this could affect him for life they are talking about sending him on the 8th I don't know which TYC it is yet but I am so scared reading your report have me even scared...I tried to talk to his probation officer, his attorney, his therapist about his mental problem he has a learning disability that attends to make him not comprehend everything to well according to work..I feel this is going to affect his life for good..the system doesn't really know how this affects a child life especially if it was just there first offense..anyways..thanks for the report..it really help me to understand what is really going on in the TYC system. I have a face book I am going to add you to it..okay'
Posted by diamonds & jewels to Eddie G. Griffin (BASG) at October 29, 2009 12:04 PM