This Sarah Stillman piece is going to make you experience a feeling you probably never expected: Sympathy for some people on the public sex-offender registry. From The New Yorker, The List: When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence. The idea of using laws intended to protect children as a means to indict them can lead to mind-boggling cases. Consider a 16 year-old girl in Fayetteville, North Carolina, who “faced multiple felony charges for ‘sexting’ a picture of herself to her boyfriend. According to the county sheriff’s warrant, she was both the adult perpetrator of the crime at hand — ‘sexual exploitation of a minor’ — and its child victim.”