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09/12/20 Pro-family response to Gov. Gavin Newsom siding with child molesters

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September 12, 2020 -- For Immediate Release

Pro-family response to Gov. Gavin Newsom siding with child molesters
Thomasson: "Newsom's given a green light to child abusers, exempting them from being automatically listed on the sex offender registry. California children are now less protected."
 
Sacramento, California (September 12, 2020) -- In response to Democrat California Governor Gavin Newsom signing SB 145 without comment, statewide pro-child, pro-family leader Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com, has issued the following statement:
 
"Newsom's given a green light to child abusers, exempting them from being automatically listed on the sex offender registry," Thomasson said. "California children are now less protected, and going outside to play will be more dangerous than ever."
 
In its SB 145 opposition letter, the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) wrote, "SB 145 exempts persons convicted of non-forcible voluntary sodomy with a minor, oral copulation with a minor or sexual penetration with a minor from having to automatically register as a sex offender if the person wasn't more than 10 years older than the minor at the time of the offense. According to the Child Advocacy Center, 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. Additionally, approximately 20% of victims of sexual abuse are under the age of eight. This is absolutely unacceptable; as Californians, and law enforcement partners who are on the front lines called to sexual assault and domestic violence cases, laws like SB 145 will only enable pedophiles to prey on children closer to their age." (This portion of the association's opposition letter was included in the August 31, 2020 Senate Floor Analysis of SB 145.)
 
"It's deceptive to claim SB 145 is about 'consensual' sexual behavior, since minors cannot consent to sexual activity in California," Thomasson said. "And the only thing 'equal' in SB 145 is that a minor child, whether abused heterosexually or homosexually, is still abused, no matter the type of sex act done to him or her."
 
"Parents, grandparents, and prospective home-buyers still look online to see how many sex offenders are in their community and neighborhood, and where these sex offenders live," Thomasson said. "Yet with SB 145 exempting many molesters from this public stigma, Gavin Newsom and his super-majority Democrats are keeping parents and grandparents in the dark about sexual threats in close proximity to their children and grandchildren."
 
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