Gene Lewis Perry

If life were like fairy tales, I'd have been devoured by trolls already.

not a boogeyman

Posted on | February 11, 2010 | Comments Off on not a boogeyman

We like to imagine “sex offenders” as irredeemable monsters, but situations like this are far more common than what you see on Law & Order: SVU.

As a teenager, Ricky Blackman carried an Oklahoma driver’s license with the words “sex offender” stamped in red below his picture. His crime? Having sex with a 13-year-old girl when he was 16. The offense occurred when he lived in Iowa, and the label followed him to Oklahoma.

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