Posts tagged "sex offender"

“Self Taught” Hypnotist Tried To Make A Client His Sex Slave

Talk about creepy: a 40-year-old "self taught" hypnotist in the UK is facing a prison sentence for persuading a woman under his trance to show him her breasts. Timothy Porter, who served in the military until 2012, violated a woman who trusted him to give her hypnotherapy for anxiety and weight management. After they'd had…

By: Claire Hannum / October 1, 2013

The Soapbox: The Case Against Sex Offender Registries

There’s no defense for rape. And there’s no defense for defending rape — be that minimizing the crime, blaming the victim or focusing so exclusively on the perpetrators that the victim is rendered invisible, as in CNN’s coverage of the Steubenville guilty verdict. As I read over the case, the verdict, the media response and…

By: Melissa Petro / March 19, 2013

A Convicted Sex Offender Tells His Side Of The Story In Vanity Fair

The December issue of Vanity Fair contains a pretty shocking article called "A Crime Of Shadows." The piece is about a convicted sex offender named "J" who was coaxed by Pennsylvania detective Michele Deery into meeting for sex in a parking lot. While this is not a crime, Deery had posed in a chat room…

By: Nikki Dowling / November 5, 2009