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Feb 28th, 2003 at 9:11am
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My husband is convicted of Statatory Rape.  He had just turned 18, and was persued by a female who was around 15.  He put her off for months, and eventually agreed to have a sexual relationship with her.  It lasted 3 months before he broke it off with her because of her age.  She became vindictive, and turned him in.  
We live in Oregon, where maintanance polygraphs are required as a part of sex offender treatment.  He just recently took a maintanance poly and passed all  but one question.  He was asked if he had any sexual contact with anyone under the age of 18 since the time of his last polygraph.  And, I know he hasn't.  (We are newlyweds, and the only time we are apart are the 2 hours that he goes to group therapy, so I know for a *fact* he has had no sexual contact with minors)
Last week after he had his poly he was confronted in group and told to either "fess up or be thrown out of group"  He has *NOTHING* to confess.  
Tonight he had his group therapy session, and they told him he had till the end of the session to write down the reason he failed his polygraph.  The reasons he wrote were:  He's dreamed about teens.. Our neighbor is a young boy, and he constantly comes to visit *me* and see our horses, and that he's continued a relationship with me.  (when we were married in November, he did 28 days in jail for breaking the rules of treatment.. it was against the rules to get married I guess)  They told him none of these reasons were good enough, and he is lying and was thrown out of group.  
Monday he has an appointment with his probation officer and will likely be put in jail again for "violating probation" by being thrown out of group.  
Does anyone know if there is a lawyer, or anything we can do to keep him from being put in jail for something he didn't do?  
They've done a lot to him in the last few months that I know are civil rights violations, (not allowing him to go to church is one of them) but is this something we could take to court?
  
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Re: Maintanence poly
Reply #1 - Feb 28th, 2003 at 3:16pm
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LadyDarkflame,

I would suggest that you seek legal counsel.  An attorney would be better suited to answer some of your questions posed here in this forum.

As for the polygraph, the National Academy of Sciences report from October 8, 2002 sheds light on the weakness of the toy. The best suggestion I could make would be to bring this report to the attention of your husband's PO, and to any attorney who you may contact.

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Reply #2 - Mar 16th, 2003 at 5:30pm
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LadyDarkflame,

Are you still out there? I'm curious to know what happened with your husband and his situation, now that a couple weeks have passed. Only if you want to talk about it.
  

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Reply #3 - Mar 17th, 2003 at 7:13am
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Yeah, I'm still here.  We called most of the local lawyers around, and they won't take it because he's a sex offender.  *sigh*..we did find one lawyer who is willing to see him next week. 
They did arest him.  He spent one night in jail, then released him on his own recognance.  They said that the reason he was arrested was because he got a job without letting his probation officer know before he accepted it, because he's not paying all of his victim counseling (kinda hard with no job..then they put him in jail for getting one? makes no sense to me..)  anyway, and they also said he isn't progressing in sex offender therapy for about the same reason.  (not paying the $35 a week it costs)  The probation officer changed the story on why she arrested him 3 or 4 times.  We're still not sure what the official reason was. 
After they let him out, they pasted his name, address, and picture all over the local news.  (paper, radio and tv)  And part of his probation is to find a job.  He lost his old job because of that news stuff on him..and now that his name and face and crime have been all over the news its impossible for him to get work.  oy..sorry for unloading, I'm still very upset..and still working on getting these things fixed.
  
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Re: Maintanence poly
Reply #4 - Mar 17th, 2003 at 7:34pm
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LadyDarkflame,

Are you familiar with an organization called SoHopeful, based in Boring, Oregon (what a name for a town, huh)? They have a website, www.sohopeful.org
Take a look at it and send them an email or give them a call. They may have some good advice for you and your husband, since they have intimate knowledge of the sex offender situation in Oregon.
  

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