It was bound to happen sooner or later in this new age where anyone can identify themselves however they want to.
But now, a child sex offender says he identifies as an eight-year-old girl.
He also claims the child porn on his computer is protected by the First Amendment.
Both arguments are ridiculous on its face until you realize some activist judges would buy his assertions.
Joseph Gobrick said at his sentencing claimed that inside he was really an eight-year-old girl and that he had always identified as an eight-year-old girl.
But the judge didn’t see things his way.
Kent County Circuit Court Judge Paul Denenfeld found Gobrick guilty on three counts and sentenced him to 10 to 20 years in prison.
“Based on everything he’s said and done, including bragging about what he was drawing in his cell, he obviously doesn’t think child sexually abusive material is wrong. This isn’t just virtual stuff; this is also real people being harmed.”
Gobrick was arrested in 2018 after a 17-year-old Ohio girl listed as endangered/missing was found at his Grand Rapids home, WZZM said, adding that child pornography was found on his computer during the investigation.
But Gobrick, who was convicted of sexual abuse in 2001 in New York, insisted in court he’s not sexually attracted to children, the station said.
“I would no sooner have sex with a child than you would with a rattlesnake,” he told the judge, according to WZZM. “It’s just not safe.”
But Kent County Assistant Prosecutor Daniel Helmer called Gobrick “a danger to the public,” the station reported.
Helmer added that “even during the trial, the defendant continued to draw, talking about raping babies in the Kent County Jail and making other statements about how this is his constitutional right to continue to do so,” WZZM said.