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A single mistake when he was 12 landed Josh Gravens on Texas’ sex offender list. He’s been paying for it ever since.

When Josh Gravens was 12 years old, he made a terrible mistake. He and his sister, who was 8, had sexual contact, twice. “Like, where my body part touched her body part,” he says. “It was never penetrative. Obviously, it couldn’t have been what they call consensual, but it was playing.”

Josh’s sister told their mother, who was alarmed. She wanted to ensure that, even if Josh’s intentions were only curious, he learned appropriate behavior right away. She called a Christian counseling center near their home in Abilene and described what happened. She was informed that, by law, the center had to report Josh to the police for sexual assault of a child. Full Article

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  1. Joe

    More medieval punishment from Texas – not unlike this story:

    http://www.marieclaire.com/world-reports/news/teen-sex-offender

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