Law Enforcement Alliance of America Refutes Claim That Child Sex Abuse is "Victimless" Crime, Supports Long Prison Terms for Offenders

May 08, 2014, 16:05 ET from Law Enforcement Alliance of America

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today begins Law Enforcement Alliance of America's (LEAA's) newest public education effort in Arkansas.  Part of LEAA's twenty years of outreach and education, these ads hope to educate, raise awareness and encourage the public to voice their feelings on the issues discussed.  LEAA believes that child sex abuse is NOT a victimless crime and that our children are best protected when the courts punish pedophiles with the most severe punishment our criminal justice system can muster!

LEAA is the nation's largest coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims and concerned citizens.  For more than 20 years LEAA has worked to support common sense, tough-on-crime criminal justice policies at all levels of government; in a nutshell, we believe in many "traditional conservative values."  For example, LEAA disagrees with the ideas pushed by run-a-way 'trial lawyers' such as those saying child sex abuse is a "victimless" crime.  We support tough, swift and severe punishment of criminals…. especially those who prey upon our greatest treasures, our children!

Retired police officer and LEAA Executive Director James J. Fotis remarked, "LEAA's members in Arkansas represent active and retired law enforcement from a variety of agencies as well as citizens for whom concerns about crime generally -- and pedophilia specifically -- continue to be a top priority."

As a non-partisan, non-profit police based group that also supports victims' rights, LEAA plays a leadership role in providing information to the public – information that, so far, has gone largely ignored in Arkansas and by local media.  This includes informing the public about those who believe and argue in court that perverts who sexually abuse kids are committing "victimless" crimes and should serve less time in prison.

LEAA predicts, "Some politicians and opinion leaders will object to LEAA's exercise of free speech; they will try desperately to redirect away from our message and instead play "gotcha-games" and attack the messenger.  As much as some may wish we don't have free speech rights, LEAA's ads speak for themselves and are supported by the public record and facts!"

The facts don't lie and LEAA will proudly remind the public of information that continues to be personally important.  LEAA values its role in helping keep Arkansans informed while strongly protecting crime victims, especially kids.

LEAA receives no taxpayer funding and protects the privacy of its members and supporters (including those who are crime victims or law enforcement). 

LEAA defends tough on crime public policy ranging from the death penalty to three strikes, as well as supporting the right of law abiding Americans to own and defend themselves and their families with firearms.  For information about LEAA and our public education efforts visit

Law Enforcement Alliance of America, Inc., (LEAA) is the nation's largest coalition of law enforcement professionals, crime victims, and concerned citizens dedicated to making America safer.


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