Endorsing Pedophiles for Elected Office?

57 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2019

Date Written: 2018


When the President of the United States endorsed as a candidate for the U.S. Senate a man accused of earlier sexual misconduct with young teenage girls, the nation was unprepared for the possibility of of placing such an individual in a position of political power. The door opened to examining current knowledge about pedophiles, reported intervention strategies in treating similar sexual offenders, and legal processes that complicated remedies for alleged victims of childhood sexual abuse. This article examines institutional protections enjoyed by alleged child sexual abusers and some possible advances for treatment of afflicted sex abusers along with legal systems modifications which might provide greater opportunities for legal remedies for sexual abuse victims who tend not to report their abuse for many years following their victimization.

Keywords: criminal law, tort law, children's law, juvenile law, law and medicine, child abuse, child sexual abuse, criminal procedure

Suggested Citation

Katner, David R., Endorsing Pedophiles for Elected Office? (2018). 97 Nebraska Law Review 469 (2018), Tulane Public Law Research Paper No. 19-2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3319879

David R. Katner (Contact Author)

Tulane University - Law School ( email )

New Orleans, LA 70118
United States
504-865-5153 (Phone)

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