But that’s not the only thing screwed up about this. Cue Beavers’ attorney, Carl Lewis:
Beavers’ attorney, Carl Lewis, believed the incident was a one-time “lapse of judgment” of an otherwise upstanding, respected police officer, husband, father of three and football and basketball coach.
“He said if this same activity had occurred with his daughter with another police officer, he would be angry, he would be upset,” Lewis said of Beavers.
No. A “one-time lapse of judgment” is having sex with an underage person by accident (or possibly on purpose) ONE TIME, and then NEVER DOING IT AGAIN. It is not stealing an apartment to use as a sex pad, sending and receiving 650 texts/photos over a period of three months, and then destroying evidence when investigators start closing in.
Beavers also fears the humiliation of being labeled a sexual predator, having to report his address for the next 15 years to the sheriff in the county where he will live.
Well, gee, former Officer Beavers. That sucks. But that’s what the system requires of other sex offenders, including the ones that don’t have access to favorable plea bargains and a taxpayer-funded pension to fall back on. Don’t forget, the list of sexual predators also tends to include teens who had consensual sex [statutory rape] and teens who passed around sexual photos of other teens [sexting] — teens who begin their trip through the “justice system” accompanied by officers like yourself. So, try to keep that chin up, Darrell.
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