Note from Hannabelle: When
we learned that our neighbor (the seller) was selling land for the Nexus/Onamia
coalition to build an unlocked sex offender facility in our residential
neighborhood, figuring that nobody in their right mind could allow such a
thing, I spent a few weeks preparing an informational packet about sex
offenders and their deviant behaviors in case he didn't realize what he was
bringing into the neighborhood. I delivered it to his
doorstep (literally leaving it on his doorstep since he didn't answer the
door...) He quickly turned it over to Mayor Larry Milton, who later admitted
to me that he enjoyed my presentation (???). Afterwards, the seller told me
on the phone that if he didn't sell them the land, he would be sued
"three-ways", by Nexus, by the city council, and by the CDC (Community
Development Corporation.) This was before any purchase agreement was signed.
I'm just the reporter here, but in my opinion, there was a lot of coercion
going on. Anyway, there is a lot about sexual deviants that I wish I'd never
had to know about. But I'm glad to share some of it.
Paraphilia: One of several complex
psychiatric disorders that are manifested as deviant sexual behavior. For
example, in men the most common forms are pedophilia (sexual behavior or
attraction toward children) and exhibitionism (exposing one's body in public
setting). Other paraphilias include compulsive sexual behavior (nymphomania
and priapism), sadism, masochism, fetishism, bestiality, and necrophilia.
Treatment may include cognitive behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, behavior
modification, antidepressant medications, and medications that alter hormone
production, particularly of testosterone. However, the cause and treatment
of paraphilias are poorly understood, and
treatment is rarely effective.
In addition, many professionals prefer not to pathologize sexual behavior
that involves only willing adults, even if the behavior might be deemed
deviant in mainstream society. In cases where the behavior is potentially
criminal, as in pedophilia, treatment is usually offered within the penal
Paraphilia Glossary of Terms
Exhibitionism is characterized by intense, sexually arousing fantasies,
urges or behaviors involving exposure of the individual's genitals to an
unsuspecting stranger. The individual with this problem, sometimes called a
"flasher," feels a need to surprise, shock or impress his victims. The
condition usually is limited to the exposure, with no other harmful advances
made, although "indecent exposure" is illegal. Actual
sexual contact with the victim is rare.
However, the person may masturbate while exposing himself or while
fantasizing about exposing himself.
Fetishism: Fetishism is a problem
in which a person has sexual urges associated with non-living objects. The
sexually aroused by wearing or touching the
object. For example, the object of a fetish could be an article of clothing,
such as underwear, rubber clothing, women's shoes,
or women's underwear or
lingerie. The fetish may replace sexual activity with a partner or may be
integrated into sexual activity with a willing partner. When the fetish
becomes the sole object of sexual desire, sexual relationships often are
avoided. A related disorder, called partialism, involves becoming sexually
aroused by a body part, such as the feet, breasts or buttocks.
Frotteurism: Frotteurism is a
problem where the focus of the person's
sexual urges is related to touching or
rubbing his genitals against the body of a non-consenting, unfamiliar
person. In most cases of frotteurism, a male rubs his genital area against a
female, often in a crowded public location. This disorder also is a problem
because the contact made with the other person is illegal.
Masochism: Pleasure from one's own
pain. Masochism is considered a sexual disorder, or paraphilia.
See the entire
definition of Masochism
Rape: Forced sexual intercourse;
sexual assault; sexual intercourse between an adult and a minor . Rape may
be heterosexual (involving members of opposite sexes) or homosexual
(involving members of the same sex). Rape involves insertion of an erect
penis or an inanimate object into the female vagina or the male anus . Legal
definitions of rape may also include forced oral sex and other sexual acts.
See the entire
definition of Rape
Sexual masochism: Sexual masochism is a disorder in
which individuals use sexual fantasies, urges or behaviors involving the act
(real, not simulated) of being humiliated, beaten or otherwise made to
suffer in order to achieve sexual excitement and climax. These acts may be
limited to verbal humiliation, or may involve being beaten, bound or
otherwise abused. Masochists may act out their fantasies on themselves --
such as cutting or piercing their skin, or burning themselves -- or may seek
out a partner who enjoys inflicting pain or humiliation on others (sadist).
Activities with a partner include bondage, spanking, and simulated rape.
See the entire
definition of Sexual masochism
Sexual sadism: Individuals with
sexual sadism disorder have persistent fantasies in which sexual excitement
results from inflicting psychological or physical suffering (including
humiliation and terror) on a sexual partner. This disorder is different from
minor acts of aggression in normal sexual activity; for example, rough sex.
In some cases, sexual sadists are able to find willing partners to
participate in the sadistic activities.
See the entire
definition of Sexual sadism
Transvestitism: Transvestitism, or
transvestic fetishism, refers to the practice by heterosexual males of
dressing in female clothes to produce or enhance sexual arousal. The
sexual arousal usually does not involve a real
partner, but includes the fantasy that the individual is the female partner,
as well. Some men wear only one special piece of female clothing, such as
while others fully dress as female, including hair style and make-up.
Cross-dressing itself is not a problem, unless it is necessary for the
individual to become sexually aroused or experience sexual climax.
Voyeurism ("Peeping Tom"):
Voyeurism is a disorder that involves achieving sexual arousal by observing
an unsuspecting and non-consenting person who is undressing or unclothed,
and/or engaged in
This behavior may conclude
with masturbation by the voyeur. The voyeur does not seek sexual contact
with the person he is observing. Other names for this behavior are "peeping"
or "peeping Tom."
Classification of Offenders
What is a Risk Level 1 Offender?
Risk Level 1 offenders present the lowest
possible risk to the community and their likelihood to re-offend is
considered minimal. They normally have not exhibited predatory type
characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating
in approved treatment programs. Many are first time offenders. They usually
know, live with, or are related to their victims.
What is a Risk Level 2 Offender?
Risk Level 2 offenders present a moderate
risk to the community and they have a higher likelihood of re-offending than
level 1 offenders. They are considered an increased risk to re-offend
because of the nature of their previous crime(s) and lifestyle (drug and
alcohol abuse and other criminal activity). Some have refused to
participate or failed to complete approved treatment programs. They may
have more than one victim and the abuse may be long term. These offenders
usually groom their victims and may use threats to commit their crimes.
These crimes may be predatory with the offender using a position of trust to
commit their crimes. Typically these individuals do not appreciate the
damage they have done to their victims.
What is a Risk Level 3 Offender?
Risk Level 3 offenders pose a potential
high risk to the community and are a threat to re-offend if provided the
opportunity. Most have prior sex crime convictions as well as other
criminal convictions. Their lifestyles and choices place them in this
classification. Some have predatory characteristics and may seek out
victims. Generally they have refused or failed to complete approved
treatment programs. They usually have one or more victims. They may not
know their victim(s). The crime may show a manifest cruelty to the victim(s)
and these offenders usually deny or minimize the crime. These offenders
commonly have clear indications of a personality disorder.
The Mille Lacs
Academy currently has only Level 1 and Level 2 sex offenders in their
program, however they have had Level 3 in the past and could have them again
in the future.