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State Rules Diaper Changing Is A 'Sex Crime' - Parents Are Furious

An Arizona law forbids people from “intentionally or knowingly touching” the genitals of a child under the age of 15. The law is intended to protect children from child molesters, however, some say that its language suggests that it could turn parents into felons.

According to Chicks on the Right, some are nervous that the law unintentionally bans parents from changing their child’s diaper.

The AZ Supreme Court assured that “prosecutors are unlikely to charge parents engaged in innocent conduct.”

However, Chicks on the Right says the state needs a class in how to write proper and clear legislation, and that their word doesn’t go far enough. They argue that the language of the law needs to be corrected rather than have parents rely on prosecutors to make proper judgement calls.

“Arizona prosecutors can now dangle the threat of a probable child molestation conviction to coerce any parent of a young child into taking a plea deal on unrelated charges,” Fordham law Professor John Pfaff said. “With the state Supreme Court’s help, Arizona’s child molestation laws have been weaponized into a tool for prosecutorial harassment, allowing the state to target any parent or caregiver—out of spite or malice, or simply to boost their conviction rates. This terrible decision has gutted constitutional rights and turned many of the state’s residents into unknowing criminals.”

Source: Chicks On The Right
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