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Grandfather Targeted as Sex Offender

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Jun 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

A grandfather in Arizona feels he was targeted as a potential pedophile while trying to buy books for his grandchildren. An associate at Barnes and Noble escorted him out of the children's book section of the store because a female patron complained. The man is a well respected doctor in the area and is in talks with lawyers about a gender discrimination lawsuit. Even though this incident occurred in Arizona, there is the potential for something similar to happen in Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas, Larimer, or Weld County.

Negative stereotypes towards men in society have grown. The woman who complained felt some type of discomfort because of this gentleman spending time in the children's book section alone. No one seems bothered by a single woman browsing in the children's section of the store. Society thinks that sexual predators are everywhere, and unfairly target innocent men. Men should be alert to these child sexual assault presumptions in cities around Denver like Littleton, Englewood, Highlands Ranch, and Broomfield.

Our society is so paranoid about sexual offenders that we assume every man must be up to no good and do not care to realize their true intentions. People see an older man alone in a children's book store and immediately assume he has a sinister motive for being there. They think he may be trying to commit Enticement of a Child (CRS 18-3-305), Sexual Assault on a Child (CRS 18-3-405), or Sexual Exploitation of a Child (CRS 18-6-403).

Because people are so nervous about sex offenders, something as innocent as buying children's books may be perceived as a sex crime. If you feel you could be investigated or accused of a sex crime because someone misunderstood your situation, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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