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Home - by - November 28, 2012 - 22:30 America/New_York - 23 Comments

A gay native American is the defendant in an underage cyber sex case. His lawyer hopes to test the law as unconstitutional.

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Thomas LaBlanc

The Blotter -

St. Paul resident Thomas LaBlanc, 66, is a Native American dancer who travels the country. While in Missouri in early 2009, he met a boy who later reached out to him on social media. The boy’s Myspace profile said he was 16, but he was really 13 or 14 at the time.

The two ended up having a cyber-sexual relationship involving exchanges of nude photos and messages via social media (though no webcams, apparently). Had the boy really been 16, there wouldn’t have been anything illegal about that, but since he wasn’t, LaBlanc ended up being charged with a felony. He was recently convicted of solicitation of a child for sexual conduct via the internet and could spend up to three years in prison.

From the Star Tribune:

The two had never met face to face, and the case raises questions about the constitutionality of the Minnesota law, as well as possible implications for people who could get charged for sexually arousing minors via the Internet — even if they mistakenly believe the other person is older, LaBlanc’s attorney, Jeff Dean, said Tuesday…

“It is undisputed that the other person did not tell my client his true age of 15 and that he misrepresented his age as 16,” Dean said. “Moreover, it appears from his pictures posted on his profile that he is about 19 or older.”

Dean and LaBlanc are appealing the decision. Dean argues the part of Minnesota statute stating that being mistaken about a child’s age is no defense in cases like LaBlanc’s is unconstitutional.

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» 23 Comments

  1. chiefillinicake

    November 28th, 2012

    Hmmmm…

    Juicy fruit.

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  2. Anonymous

    November 28th, 2012

    Prancing Bull

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  3. Anonymous

    November 28th, 2012

    chiefillinicake,

    Love the “One Flew Over the Cukoo’s Nest” reference.

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  4. Bad Brad

    November 28th, 2012

    Ya know what you call a gay Indian? A Brave Fucker.

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  5. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 28th, 2012

    If we throw trash in the desert, will he cry?

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  6. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    November 28th, 2012

    If he ends up in prison, he better watch his ass.

    heh.

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  7. Geoff C. The Saltine

    November 28th, 2012

    Mr. Happy always looks older.

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  8. Alxandro

    November 28th, 2012

    And now in a similar story, this pussy had a sex change too.

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  9. Anonymous

    November 28th, 2012

    They should use the Whoopie Goldberg Defense.

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  10. Tony R

    November 28th, 2012

    I’m thinkin’ a nude photo of Tonto there might be enough to scare even Lindsey Graham straight!

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  11. Chalupa

    November 29th, 2012

    The other braves always wondered why he would rain dance to It’s Raining Men…

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  12. theBeachBumConservative

    November 29th, 2012

    A gay Native American? How did he manage to NOT graduate with a Phd. from Haaarvard.

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  13. Jerry Manderin

    November 29th, 2012

    Chief Boy Humper.

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  14. Bad Brad

    November 29th, 2012

    How’s an Indian hold his liquor? By the pig tails.

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  15. bfpa61

    November 29th, 2012

    Counselor at camp Want-a-Fella. Goes by the name Pokahinney.

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  16. Big_Dictator

    November 29th, 2012

    He likem Scrotem Pole

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  17. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 29th, 2012

    Well, sauce for the goose…

    Could I mistake a sweet little 15 y/o GIRL for 18, if that’s what she said she was, without being charged with statutory?

    None of those fags have children so they don’t understand the need to protect them from perverts.

    What if this INJUN were to get Malia or Sharia on his Facebook page for the same purpose?

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  18. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    November 29th, 2012

    Nothin’ more pitiful than old queers.

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  19. Ricky

    November 29th, 2012

    His prison nick-name will probably be “Mudd-Flap”

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  20. MNHawk

    November 29th, 2012

    It’s not all that laughable when put into the context of leftists tossing the opening salvos in their war on outlawing sex with children.

    Read any comments to stories about Elmo tickling children. He was 16, so it was OK, is how the leftist piece of garbage will frame the issue. What’s this guy’s defense? I thought he was a 16 year old CHILD, not a 14 year old.

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  21. Tim

    November 29th, 2012

    So, why do we tolerate perverts amongst us in the first place?

    If we started hanging child predators, I bet we’d have fewer of them.

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  22. Commissar M

    November 29th, 2012

    MNHawk said:
    “It’s not all that laughable when put into the context of leftists tossing the opening salvos in their war on outlawing sex with children.”

    Oh I definitely agree that we’re going to see a push for all sexual deviance to be reclassified as “orientation”. I’m just not sure how it’s all going to play out. The media still loves high profile sex abuse cases, so how do they pivot to reclassify sick fucks like Jerry Sandusky as sympathetic “victims” of uncontrollable “sexual orientation”?

    My prediction is that, once the SCOTUS finds a constitutional right to gay marriage, polyamory and “consensual incest” (that made me feel sick just to type) will be the next great frontier. The road to legalized “kiddie diddling” will be more difficult because you have to convince a large number of leftists not to look at their own darling children and consider, if only for a moment, “What if someone uses MY child as a sexual plaything?”

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  23. Tragic Redemption (formerly muddjuice)

    November 29th, 2012

    When God and the Bible are thrown out of the morailty of a country, you get this defense:

    “It’s unconstitutional for my male client to be charged with a crime because the male child he was talking sexually with and sending nude pics to was 16 yrs old…..”

    Pray for our country…….

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