James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious event

CommunicatorIC

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Re: James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious even

Just in the interest of clarity - and I know there is no real legal definition one way or the other - when you say "Child Molester", I think of inappropriate contact with someone 12 or under. When some 40 year old fuck is diddling a 15 or 16 year old, what you have is not pedophilia, but statutory rape, and I prefer the moniker "rapist".

I have a young daughter, and it's muddy terminology like this that makes my state's sex offender database useless. Is the sex assault of an adult with a child, or with a teenaged minor? There is a whole fucking (Hah!) world of difference between the two behaviors, and my response to them.
I understand. I used the term because: (1) the formal charge was too long to put in the title of the post; (2) legally the victim was a child; (3) the New York Daily News article referred to him as a "child molester," and what he did as "molestation." I certainly think what he did qualifies.
When I updated this thread with the picture of Chill EB and James Barbour I noticed the following. Tony Ortega also uses the term "child molester" to describe James Barbour:

‘Phantom of the Opera’ gets a two-fer: Scientologist and child molester!

http://tonyortega.org/2015/01/15/ph...s-a-two-fer-scientologist-and-child-molester/

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Wow, James Barbour is back in a big way.


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CommunicatorIC

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Convicted child molester James Barbour again performs at Scientology religious event

Convicted child molester James Barbour again performs at Scientology religious event.

James Barbour performed at this year's International Association of Scientologists (IAS) anniversary event at St. Hill Manor in England. For the particulars of James Barbour's conviction, please see earlier posts up-thread.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=850904748378592

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HT - Intergalactic Walrus on Tony Ortega's blog: http://tonyortega.org/2016/10/08/at...ogys-status-as-a-religion/#comment-2940557189

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https://twitter.com/stacyfrancis/status/784927343760596992

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...&set=a.2548098295773.202428.1053291820&type=3

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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...&set=a.2548098295773.202428.1053291820&type=3

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CommunicatorIC

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Re: James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious even

When some 40 year old fuck is diddling a 15 or 16 year old, what you have is not pedophilia, but statutory rape, and I prefer the moniker "rapist".
"Statutory rape" is not accurate because generally speaking a conviction for statutory rape: (a) does not require that the defendant know the minor was below the age of consent; and, indeed (b) is not foreclosed by the defendant's belief that the minor was old enough to consent to sex.

As noted above, Barbour knew the victim was 15 years old when they engaged in oral sex and he sexually touched her. l See also here.

In Barbour's case, the victim was legally a child. He molested her. He was convicted, and indeed admitted to it. Therefore, he is guilty of child molestation.
 
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AnonyMary

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Re: James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious even

Did Barbour have to register as a sex offender?
 

Little David

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Re: James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious even

Did Barbour have to register as a sex offender?
[FONT=&quot]"At first Barbour denied everything, but when prosecutors revealed that they had a tape of him confessing -- as well as another woman ready to testify that he had molested her when she was 13 -- he pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor, in order to get a reduced sentence of 60 days in jail and to avoid having to register as a sex offender. However, this did not prevent Barbour and his attorney from blaming the girl for initiating the sexual encounters. They even planned to publish her name in an attempt to find other men she might have had sexual encounters with, until the judge put a stop to it."

http://www.breakpoint.org/tp-home/blog-archives/blog-archives/entry/4/26719
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Churchill

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Re: James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious even

Unfortunately it seems that his (possibly OSA recommended lawyer) may have negotiated a plea bargain, thus avoiding his inclusion on the NYS Sex Registry list.
OSA doesn't only work to stifle the free speech rights of Scientology critics and whistleblowers.
The other side of the OSA coin involves their actively covering up, or distancing Scientology from the criminal acts of Scientologists as in the Rex Fowler and Devon Newman cases and likely this one, as well.
 
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CommunicatorIC

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Re: James Barbour convicted of child molestation headlines Scientology religious even

Did Barbour have to register as a sex offender?
Not according to a Daily News article excerpted in the OP:

Daily News: Type casting: Broadway 'Beast' James Barbour pleads guilty to molestation

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim...ticle-1.339719


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While Barbour will not have to register as a sex offender, he has to steer clear of all contact with underage kids for three years. One condition of probation is he has to complete a sex offender treatment program and give cops access to his computer files.

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CommunicatorIC

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3/31/18: Scientology Flag Event features James Barbour, who pleaded guilty to two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

[For more details on James Barbour's criminal convictions, please see the first and other earlier posts in this thread.]

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Source of Daily News article: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/type-casting-broadway-beast-james-barbour-pleads-guilty-molestation-article-1.33971

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An excellent overview of the story:

On Stage Blog: In Light of #MeToo, Is Broadway Going to Address Its Forgiveness of Their Current Phantom?

http://www.onstageblog.com/columns/...broadway-going-to-address-its-current-phantom


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