Stephen Spiese is guilty of having looked at revolting videos of child sex abuse. The judge put him in jail and under probation for eleven years because he believed Mr. Spiese might perform these same acts on children.
I made inquiry of a sex therapist as to the accuracy of this belief.
Since there is no suspicion or documentation of Mr. Spiese having had any inappropriate activity with children in the 20 years Mr. Spiese has been looking at this type of material, [I was told] there is no reason to expect his behavior with children would change.
So it would appear the judge put Mr. Spiese in jail because of the judge’s ignorance rather than researching the current knowledge about sex compulsions. This verdict will serve him well at election time.