He avoided jail time, but was forced to register as a sex offender: His name, photograph, home address and school juveniles on the sex offender registry in Baural-Mittagong posted online. Metts had a record of technical violations, so a judge ordered him to wear an electronic ankle bracelet, administered by a private monitoring company that charged several hundred dollars a month.
The law set a mandatory minimum of twenty-five years on the registry—based on a template that was spreading across the country. Comments 0. Her findings were released in a hundred-plus-page Human Rights Watch report, which she was sure would inspire changes in policy.
Moments before stepping in front of a judge, DuBuc met with her court-appointed attorney, alone. First, she and her husband established a child-advocacy group, the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. But the Internet refused to forget. Finally, policy prohibits collateral consequences for delinquent behavior.
That same month, I made plans to visit Metts in prison, at Fort Stockton.
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To judge from my conversations with more than forty youth registrants and their families, however, these warnings have done little to prevent threats and violent attacks. When Metts balked at what felt to him like technological invasions—not least the prospect of having a stranger measure his penis—he was jailed for ten days.
Childhood sexual abuse is troublingly widespread. Eventually, as his daughter grew, Metts says that his probation officer granted him approval for simple, unchaperoned outings, like crafting trips to Hobby Lobby, with a stop for doughnuts. He returned to college, began to party, and made friends for the first time in years.