November 13, 2007

Mother prosecuted for talking to her children about sex

Just when you think you've heard the most ridiculous extreme to which the current sex hysteria can go, along comes something even more bizarre.

A Wisconsin woman was successfully prosecuted for talking to her children, ages 11 and 15, about sex, according to the Portage Daily Register.

Amy Smalley was prosecuted for the felony crime of exposing children to harmful descriptions, which carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison. She pleaded guilty so that her children would not have to testify. She was sentenced to probation and mandatory counseling.

Smalley's attorneys had argued unsuccessfully that Smalley's conversation with her children was protected free speech, and that the law under which she was prosecuted was aimed at protecting children from pornography, not preventing parents from providing their own children with information about sex.