FL: Serena’s Law: Closing a loophole that allowed sexual abusers to continue working with kids

Source: winknews.com 11/24/21

There’s a loophole that allows sexual abusers to continue working with children been if an organization does a background check. But, because of one young woman’s bravery, the system is fixed.

Now, “Serena’s Law” requires each clerk of court to post the identity online of someone who has an injunction or restraining order filed against them for the protection of a minor. She wants to focus on educating others about what abusers do.

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She’s 21 now. She claims she was sexually abused for 3 years, from ages 11 to 13. Why wasn’t her abuser arrested, charged and convicted*??
If that had occurred, he would appear on the Florida Registry and would not be able to volunteer with children.
So what’s the backstory? 🤷🏻‍♂️

Since its Florida after all, why didn’t they just extend it to anyone who’s ever been suspected of – or accused of – sexually abusing a child?? 🙄

(*Or is there a restraining order because the case is currently making its way through the court system?
Clearly, it’s not beyond the statute of limitation. The article does not answer these questions.)

Last edited 2 years ago by David⚜️

The article never says he was convicted. So Serena’s Law allows any scorned, resentful, vengeful, or mentally disturbed woman to, once having filed a restring order, prevent a person from working at certain employment even without any verified evidence or conviction. How about a law that says women who falsely accuse men of sexual offenses, once verified, they get the same sentence they hoped to impose on the person they falsely accused.

Last edited 2 years ago by The Other Eric

What’s with closing loopholes are laws that weren’t thought out and passed quickly to appease the mob? Since abuse happens by someone a person knows it would be known and people can take whatever actions. This gal is coming into psychology and how many future abused people and those who abuse will be more damaged because of her experience. She’s a young Lauren Book and forever victim whining to those in Tallahassee, while stomping her feet saying, “Look at me”

Its been the same old story for many years. [edited] And most politicians are immune to the laws they make up.