reports at registerguard.com that authorities in the US state of Oregon, which is generally supposed to be progressive, have decided to persecute consenting adults for their sex life and ruin them. The Register-Guard has used their names and a picture of at least one of them.
A father and his adult daughter are facing charges of incest after their arrests in Klamath Falls, Springfield police said.So the authorities were so determined to do this that they were willing to go to another jurisdiction to make the arrests.
Two children who are a result of their relationship have been placed in foster care, according to detectives.So now the authorities are traumatizing children. Why?
Eric Lee Gates, 49, and his daughter, Chalena Moody, 25, both formerly lived in Springfield. Gates was arrested Dec. 23 in Klamath Falls and extradited Wednesday to Lane County, where he was arraigned and pleaded not guilty. He is expected back in court Feb. 11.
They are consenting adults. This is a waste of taxpayer resources.
Warrants for Gates’ and Moody’s arrests were issued by Springfield police in April, after investigators were alerted to the relationship by an elderly woman, police said. At that time, Gates and Moody were under investigation for an elder abuse claim, but detectives later determined they were not involved in any such abuse.So basically this other woman was a rat. She had it out for them. Her accusation of abuse was bogus, but she could get them for... loving each other. And notice this goes back eight months or so. You'd think the police would have let it go, rather than following them for eight months and into another jurisdiction.
However, Gates and Moody allegedly were open about their relationship, and the elderly woman told police about the father-daughter couple.In places where there are still absurd laws against their love, that usually isn't a good idea.
Lewis said Gates was not Moody’s custodial parent during her childhood, having served stints in prison while she was growing up. Court records show at least one of those prison terms was for a felony conviction of driving with a suspended license.Driving with a suspended license? OK, well, he did his time and that has nothing to do with loving another adult. However, this does sound like it might involve Genetic Sexual Attraction. There is no way he "groomed" her for this, since he did not have the sociological paternal role.
Incest is a Class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and $125,000 in fines.
Ridiculous. Prosecute abusers, and put them away for a lot longer. Leave consenting adults alone.
According to the FBI’s national crime statistics, incest had a reported crime rate of just 1.36 per 100,000 people from 2010 to 2011. The average age of the victim is 12, according to the FBI, and it is most commonly a child-parent situation.Assaulting 12-year-old girls has nothing to do with this case.
I notice the article doesn't state that the children have any birth defects or known disabilities, and these reports usually do include such information IF it is the case. But most children born to consanguineous parents are healthy.
It really doesn't matter who is disgusted by this relationship. There is no good reason to criminalize their love or otherwise discriminate against them. The authorities in Oregon should have better things to do than hurt people who aren't hurting anyone.