A transgender sex abuser who is believed to have molested as many as 15 children is set to be freed from prison after receiving hormone therapy for two years and being deemed unlikely to re-offend.
If you ever needed proof that the transgender “rights” movement is about their superiority over women and children whose rights cannot exist alongside theirs, this is it.
According to The Des Moines Register, the Iowa Attorney General’s Office is no longer seeking the commitment of Joseph Matthew Smith, a 23-year-old former Midwest Christian Services student convicted of several sex crimes, because he now identifies as “Josie” and insists on using female pronouns.
An Iowa Department of Corrections spokesman told The Register that Smith was transferred last Saturday to the Sioux City Residential Treatment Facility for transitional release. Smith’s actual release date has not yet been announced.
Smith has received treatment for “gender reassignment” for two years at Newton Correctional Facility—you’re welcome, Iowa taxpayers! He first expressed a desire to “get started on transgender classification” back in October 2017.
Back in November, The Storm Lake Times reported that Smith was “undergoing medical treatment that is needed prior to (Smith) potentially undergoing gender reassignment surgery.”
According to The Register, a preliminary report prepared by the state’s expert witness, Dr. Jeffrey Davis, says Smith has molested as many as 15 victims, all 13 years old or younger.
The Iowa Sex Offender Registry says that Smith, who is 6’0″ tall and weighs 210 pounds, had been previously convicted of second-degree sex abuse of a female child back in 2012 when he was just 15 years old. It was his 2014 conviction of “lascivious acts” with a male child that finally landed him in prison.
Davis’ report found Smith’s likelihood of re-offending within five years of release exceeded 20% because his two documented victims were of both genders, and because Smith was under age 25 and never been in a long-term romantic relationship.
“Mr. Smith has not had an intimate relationship,” the report says. “His sexual encounters appear to have primarily involved molestation, including his own molestation by multiple perpetrators, or his victimization of others.”
The report adds that Smith himself was tragically and repeatedly molested as a child in Louisiana, starting at just 7 years old.
The report recommended Smith be confined at the Cherokee Civil Commitment Unit for Sex Offenders (CCUSO) in Cherokee for an indefinite period. Its premise, The Register notes, was built upon “Smith having the sex drive of a man.”
Now, here’s where we’ve got to slam on the brakes for a moment.
The report of Smith’s crimes and likelihood of re-offending is now rendered invalid because it was written before he started getting pumped with estrogen?!
First off, Smith did not have “the sex drive of a man.” This is not a normal male “sex drive,” this is being a predator. Do these people intend to suggest that all males have an inherent capacity within their sexual desires to abuse children? Or would they deny that biological women ever molest children? I’d like to think they wouldn’t, so why on earth would anyone connect Smith’s history of abusing children to having a male “sex drive”?
And if we really want to get into Smith having a “male sex drive,” doesn’t that invalidate his identity as a transgender woman? After all, if he’s truly a woman whose body simply doesn’t match his “true gender,” doesn’t that mean he in fact has had a female sex drive all this time?
Dr. Tracy Thomas, a forensic psychologist and former clinical director of CCUSO, said the statute that outlines civil commitment to such facilities requires the state to “essentially prove an offender has a chance offending greater than 51% for the rest of his life.” That becomes harder to prove when a sex abuser “significantly lowers his testosterone levels, which has a significantly higher impact on sex drive than estrogen,” The Register notes.
Again, Smith’s crimes were not the result of having a male sex drive! They were the result of his prey drive!!
“From an evaluator’s standpoint, our recommendation is based on whether someone is more than likely to re-offend,” Thomas continued. “Between 5% and 15% of sex offenders re-offend, so it takes an extraordinarily high burden to prove someone has a 51% chance.”
Seriously?? We’re leaving the lives of potential future victims up to speculation and math?!
There isn’t a scrap of logic to be found in this whole debacle, and it’s hard to remain calm even writing about it, to be completely honest.
Attorney general spokesman Lynn Hicks told the Register that “an offender’s hormone levels are an important part of substantiating an offender’s likelihood of recidivism.”
“We don’t believe we have evidence sufficient to prove Josie Smith has a significant chance of reoffending,” Hicks said late last week.
Well, does it matter that “Josie” Smith is a fictional character??
Naturally, Hicks cautioned the public not to overreact to Smith’s eventual release, assuring them that he still will be subject to sex-offender registration requirements for the rest of his life, including regular meetings with a probation officer and a listing on an attorney general clearinghouse.
Yeah, because being on a few government lists and meeting an officer once in a while will totally keep kids safe.
This is infuriating beyond words. It’s one thing for transgender felons to be housed in a facility that matches their imagined gender—and we’ve frequently reported on how those situations end up. It’s another thing entirely to release a repeat child molester into the public based purely on his “identity” and hormone levels.
Even if, for the sake of argument, “Josie” was legitimately a woman, women are just as capable of molesting children as men! It may not happen quite so frequently, but wouldn’t you think that Smith’s history of molesting children might increase “her” chances?!
Iowans, especially those around Sioux City, familiarize yourself with this man’s face. When he is eventually released, you must be on your guard. Consider reaching out to Governor Kim Reynolds and pleading with her to step in and put a stop to this madness before Smith harms so much as a hair on another child’s head.
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