My good friend Aracely’s son Sebastian’s trial was this week. Same type craigslist sting. Boy online looking for a consensual adult to hang out with, hopefully sex involved. Police entice him, then claim they are ‘nearly 14’. He initially talks with the ‘under aged girl’ hoping to dissuade her from her decision to seek ‘older’ men. See, Sebastian had a friend who’s life ended tragically after such experiences. He wanted to help. Eventually he succumbs to the trained police constant sexual prodding and arranges to meet with the promise of sex. And thus his life as he knows it is forever altered.
His mother has fought relentlessly against the corruption these stings embody – police trained to entice men to crash their lives to pieces against the rocks ….
She’s written the prosecution exposing the police. She’s gone through a number of defense attorney, none of whom seem to actually want the truth to come out. She’s written the judge. She’s filed complaints with the Bar Association complaining. She did all the right things that those of us fighting these lies try.
She fought to get the information that NEEDED to come out to be mentioned in court. The result was not what the state will ever see as a ‘loss’, but we know it is. Her son will only have to be in county jail for 14 days. He will be on parole 5 years. On the registry for 15. He can recover from this! We all rejoice and congratulate our EXHAUSTED friend for a fight well fought.
If you know Aracely, please send her your congratulations. I told Jace about the sentence today at lunch. He heartily agreed with my instructions to her, asking that she hug Sebastian from us both.
Congratulations dear friend – I am so happy your son will be home with you.