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Hi guy's, heres a quick question, I've become aware of a convicted sex offender using Facebook which is against their ToC's.

A guy who I know I've suddenly found out is a registered sex offender.

Am I breaking any laws by creating a group which simply hilights the fact he IS a known sex offender and a link to an article which details pure factual information?

Could he turn around to the Police and make a complaint of slander?

Seeing as how this is all truthful information I just want to know I have a leg to stand on.

:oops:

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Nathan is a convicted sex offender for those of you who need a long story cut short, the link at the bottom will provide enough substance to back up such a heinous accusation but than again he was found guilty and given a suspended sentance.

The excuse is he didn't know she was 14 at the time, although first impressions can usually tell me the difference between a mature teenager of above 16 and someone whose still old enough to call their mother "mummy".
 
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wildcard.rgbw said:
The excuse is he didn't know she was 14 at the time, although first impressions can usually tell me the difference between a mature teenager of above 16 and someone whose still old enough to call their mother "mummy".
Nathan may well be a registered sex offender in line with gary Glitter, but your assertion that "......first impressions can usually tell me the difference......." shows that you haven't spent much time drinking in pubs and clubs around this fair land. The potential jail bait in some places is staggering.
As you can 'usually' tell the difference, this implies that sometimes you too, also get caught out at times with a persons age. Nathan may well be a kiddy fiddling nonce, but a few pints of Wifebeater and you too could find yourself with the same tag, and register to sign.
 
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Shandy said:
You don't tell us anything about Nathan. Is he 17 years old, or 40? It makes a difference...
Does it really make a difference? If Nathan met this girl in a pub/club where the implication is that she will be over 18 never mind over 16, Nathan's age is irrelevant. If he met her at 1530hrs in a sweetshop near a school, and she was wearing a school uniform, then it is more relevant.

I think wildcard.rgbw has a hidden agenda here.
 
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ringdoby said:
I think wildcard.rgbw has a hidden agenda here.
Yeah we've only got his word that Nathan is a convicted sex offender . Are we to start a criteria here of people writing in saying " So and so is on facebook and he's a convicted nonce . I can't prove it but take my word for it and his is address is XYZ if you want to turn up on his doorstep to send him your kind regards "

Can you see the dangerous precedent we're setting here ? Ignore Nathan unless someone can 100% prove he's a convicted sex offender
 
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ringdoby said:
Shandy said:
You don't tell us anything about Nathan. Is he 17 years old, or 40? It makes a difference...
Does it really make a difference? If Nathan met this girl in a pub/club where the implication is that she will be over 18 never mind over 16, Nathan's age is irrelevant. If he met her at 1530hrs in a sweetshop near a school, and she was wearing a school uniform, then it is more relevant.

I think wildcard.rgbw has a hidden agenda here.
And these are the only two scenarios in which they might meet? I don't think so. Think "common leisure interests" here.

But I agree, the OP is not being entirely frank.
 
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wildcard.rgbw said:
Hi guy's, heres a quick question, I've become aware of a convicted sex offender using Facebook which is against their ToC's.

A guy who I know I've suddenly found out is a registered sex offender.

Am I breaking any laws by creating a group which simply hilights the fact he IS a known sex offender and a link to an article which details pure factual information?

Could he turn around to the Police and make a complaint of slander?

Seeing as how this is all truthful information I just want to know I have a leg to stand on.

:oops:

Description below

Nathan is a convicted sex offender for those of you who need a long story cut short, the link at the bottom will provide enough substance to back up such a heinous accusation but than again he was found guilty and given a suspended sentance.

The excuse is he didn't know she was 14 at the time, although first impressions can usually tell me the difference between a mature teenager of above 16 and someone whose still old enough to call their mother "mummy".
Pop down your local service station and inform them.




Just let Facebook know - why create a group? If you're that bothered inform the police or probation service. Why start a witch hunt? Do you have your own private outrage bus?
 
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wildcard.rgbw said:
He was found guilty and given a suspended sentance, he is convicted and is on the sex offenders register...
And? You can get yourself on the sex offenders register by mooning a bus or having sex with a consenting bicycle in the privacy of your own room.
 
#18
ottar said:
wildcard.rgbw said:
He was found guilty and given a suspended sentance, he is convicted and is on the sex offenders register...
And? You can get yourself on the sex offenders register by mooning a bus or having sex with a consenting bicycle in the privacy of your own room.
Or by getting caught shagging in a car in the wrong part of town - Nearly, not quite! :oops:
 
#19
1. Slander is a civil matter and nothing to do with the police provided it isnt threatening.
2. If you are writing things on facebook that could be proved to be untrue you might be sued in the civil courts for Libel.
3. My ex wife still called her mother Mummy when she was 40 (and probably still does).
4. I think that the purpose of your proposed group is to extract some vicarious pleasure out pillorying people and that is unpleasant. Perhaps you get pleasure from pulling the wings from flies?
5. Report the matter to facebook and have done with it. There is no need for vigilante action even against child molesters and the like.
 
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So she was 14. And ? An ex workmate did the 15 - 18 age break and "interesting" pictures were found on his home PC by the police looking for something else (he was good at being stupid :) ). He's still on the sex offenders register. Please be more specific about the type of person you're trying to hound.

Edited: to be polite.
 
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