Westerly Parents Rights/Education Activist Robert Chiaradio has taken the controversy surrounding allegations of child pornography at Westerly Schools to a new level, filing a criminal complaint with the Westerly, Rhode Island Police Department.

The complaint is aimed squarely at School Committee Members, the Superintendent of Schools, and Library Staff.

Per Mr. Chiaradio: “I have been in front of the school committee several times on this since December. All SC members are on record as saying the book, “Gender Queer”, should not be removed from the WHS library. My meeting with the WHS principal and librarian went nowhere. Filing a criminal complaint was obviously not my first choice, but these people feel no accountability to anyone. Let’s see how they feel now.”

Mr. Chiaradio added: The hyper-sexualization of our kids, along with the normalization of pedophilia, cannot and will not be allowed

According to legal sources, the penalties for these crimes are severe.

State law applies as follows: Every person who shall willfully or knowingly engage in the business of selling, lending, giving away, showing, advertising for sale, or distributing to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years, has in his or her possession with intent to engage in that business or to otherwise offer for sale or commercial distribution to any person under the age of eighteen (18) years, or who shall display at newsstands or any other business establishment frequented by persons under the age of eighteen (18) years or where persons under the age of eighteen (18) years are or may be invited as a part of the general public, any motion picture, any still picture, photograph, or any book, pocket book, pamphlet, or magazine of which the cover or content consists of explicit representations of “sexual conduct”, “sexual excitement”, “nudity” and which is indecent for minors or which is predominantly made up of descriptions of “sexual conduct”, “sexual excitement”, “nudity” and which is indecent,

Guilty parties can be sentenced up to 2 years in prison and/or $100 – $1000 fine under RI law.

The federal law carries up to 10 years in prison for anyone convicted of transferring obscene material to someone under 16.

The Criminal Complaint

The Order presented to the Westerly Board of Education at their Meeting last week.





One Comment

  1. Lock the school committee members, principal and librarian up. Throw them all on the Sex Offender Registry!

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