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July 01, 2005

"This is the most stupid ruling the appellate court has rendered in years"

Fitzroy Barnaby said he had to swerve to avoid hitting the 14-year-old Des Plaines girl who walked in front of his car.

She said he grabbed her arm and began to lecture her.

In a Thursday ruling, the Appellate Court of Illinois said the 28-year-old Evanston man must register as a sex offender.

While acknowledging it might be "unfair for [Barnaby] to suffer the stigmatization of being labeled a sex offender when his crime was not sexually motivated," the court said his actions are the type that are "often a precursor" to a child being abducted or molested.

Saints and angels protect us. Full story here.

Posted by Dan at July 1, 2005 09:59 PM

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Give me a break!

That makes me wonder about the registered sex offender that lives down the block. His offense was indecent exposure. Maybe he is just a plumber.

Posted by: red fish at July 2, 2005 07:03 AM

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