Every parent has changed a diaper or two (or several hundred) in their day, would you believe that the state of Arizona has very broad laws on child molestation, that every parent who changes a diaper could be arrested!
In Arizona, child molestation is engaging in sexual contact with a child under the age of 15.
The law further says that sexual contact is “direct or indirect touching” of a child’s genitals or private areas. Arizona does not require there to be an intent to violate, harm, or arouse – like many other states.
So, yes, it does sound like changing a diaper in Arizona means you are a pedophile!
Even a doctor performing a routine exam could be charged with molestation!
Can changing diapers can make you a pedophile?
Bill Montgomery, the Maricopa County Attorney, says common sense should be used and there is a big difference between molestation and changing a diaper.
But not everyone sitting on a jury has common sense!
Share away, people.